Wednesday 11 January 2012


Gaul Cover Art

GAUL is a Sludge/Hardcore/Black Metal Band from Gainesville, Florida

The members are:

Derek ~ Guitar/Vox
Hencher ~ Bass
Vidge ~ Drums

GAUL play a hard hitting blend of Hardcore/Doom/Sludge Metal mixed with elements of Black Metal to impress the listener with. And GAUL impress brilliantly from start to finish on their superb S/T new album.

A 4 song 38 minute blast of top-notch Sludge/Doom/Hardcore/Black Metal carnage that forces the listener into submission. This is music at its most bleak and most raw.

If you’re into Wolves In The Throne Room and Nachtmystium then you will find much to enjoy here. But GAUL added a great Sludge Metal twist into their music. Imagine if WITTR decided to team up with THOU for a supergroup then they would sound like this.

GAUL is extremely loud and heavy for a 3 piece. You could be mistaken that these guys could actually be a 4 piece band.

Their new album is full of hard hitting riffs with added Black Metal Vocals to drive their super music through to the bitter end.

Each of the 4 songs are about 8 to10 mins in length. So don’t be expecting fast riffs as these guys play in their own pace and no one is going to tell them any different.

GAUL do add impressive Ambient Noise Effects as well to give their music a truly haunting and eerie atmosphere. Especially on the superb track “Departure”.

The album is superbly produced but still has a great Punk DIY feel to it as well. So it’s not overly produced. Just the right amount of sound and texture to their brilliant musicianship which is on show. As they guys are superb musicians in their own right.

GAUL are a brilliant band to keep an eye out for and this album shows why they could have a very bright future indeed. Awesome stuff.

You can download this superb release from BandCamp Pay Anything You Want Type Deal.

Highly Recommended.

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