Monday 2 January 2012



Hivelords are a Psychedelic Sludge/Black Metal Band from Philadelphia.

Hivelords play an intense blend of Psych based Sludge/Doom/Black Metal to brilliant and outstanding effect.

They have just released their S/T Demo for free on BandCamp. Their new release is a 3-Song and 32 minute master-class in Psychedelic Sludge mixed with Doom and Black Metal which you don’t hear much of recently.

If your into Nachtmystium, Wolves In The Throne Room and YOB then your going to dig these hugely talented rockers. As if you blend those 3 bands together you would get Hivelords. They play a brilliant and original sound that I can’t get enough of.

These guys already have a fearsome rep on the live arena. They have recently supported sludge maestros – HULL.

I was recommended these guys by Evan of brilliant Sludge Rockers – Sadgiqacea. So Thanks for the tip Evan.

Hivelords debut release is just simply a brilliant release by a truly original band. They blend their different genres superbly. Sludge, Hardcore, Doom and Black Metal to great effect with a great psychedelic edge.

The 3 songs show this band have a very bright future indeed.. They are all hugely talented musicians playing top-notch down-tempo Sludge based music.

Hivelords is the type of band why I started Sludgelord blogspot in the first place. To discover and promote brilliant bands that need their music to be heard by a bigger audience as possible.

Hivelords have created a truly brilliant original piece of work. The riffs are loud, heavy and angry as heck. Hivelords pull no punches with their bleak based vocals as well.

And I wouldn’t have it any other way. The band have created the right balance between the riffs and vocals. They know when to lay off the riffs to let the outstanding vocals take over.

I am not going to do a song by song review as you need to discover this brilliant album yourself. All I can say you wont be disappointed. This is another brilliant release that has come out of nowhere.

This can give their big-league counterparts a run for their money. This actually sounds like a professional release instead of a Demo.

I think this release will be a stepping stone onto better and bigger things for this great band. As they have the talent and vision to truly succeed in where many other have failed.

All in all a brilliant outstanding release from a truly superb band for everyone to check out.

Highly Recommended.

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