Monday 2 January 2012


WENCH E.P. (2011) Cover Art

WENCH are a Sludge/Stoner Metal band from Sydney, Australia

WENCH play a great blend of Sludge/Stoner Metal to join the other great bands from Australia that I have featured on this blog – ADRIFT FOR DAYS, HYDROMEDUSA, HAWKMOTH, OVER-REACTOR etc…

I have to thank Wayne for emailing me about his great band.

WENCH have just released their superb S/T EP. A 5-song 35 minute thrill ride in the realm of Sludge/Stoner Metal that you need to check out.

Taking influence from the usual big-hitters of Sludge/Stoner Metal. WENCH add a great Punk DIY Vibe to proceedings.

WENCH get down to business straight away with their great blend of Sludge/Stoner Metal on first track – Slippery Wall which starts off with a great bass and drum section before the crunching guitar riffs kick in.

From then on this great EP never stops in providing first class Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs at a fast and furious pace. The vocals have a great “I Don’t Care” Punk Edge to them that I found hard to resist.

The other 4 superb tracks show what this band does so well. Playing ballsy straight-forward Sludge/Stoner Metal music to get stuck into. There are no complex prog sludge riffs on show here. Just straight forward and straight to the point top-notch Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs to head bang to.

I am not dissing the band’s playing as I think they are all excellent musicians. WENCH just play in-yer-face Sludge/Stoner Metal that we all need to hear from time to time.

It isn’t WENCH’s style to play over-complicated riffs. They know what they need to do. Just to entertain the listener with their brilliant in-yer-face music. They really do add a great Punk edge to proceedings to make this stand out from the crowd.

I loved every minute of this great release. Other great tracks to check out is Sludge and Hornsby’s Finest.

Both brilliant examples of finely tuned Sludge/Stoner Metal that the Aussies are becoming masters at.

Superbly produced and played by all involved. This is another top-notch Aussie Sludge/Stoner Metal band to keep an eye on.

I don’t know what is wrong with the Aussie Record Labels as all of the bands from Australia I have featured on this blog have all been brilliant releases. They should all be signed to some sort of label.

Well it’s our gain then as these guys have released an outstanding record you can download on BandCamp pay anything you want type deal.

So get downloading now. You wont be sorry. Highly Recommended.

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