Thursday 1 March 2012


The Misery Harvest Cover Art

Osmium are a Groove/Sludge Metal band from Invercargill New Zealand

The members are:

- Cameron Leslie - Guitar & Vocals
- Doug Heath - Bass & Backing Vocals
- William Powell - Drums

Osmium play a great style of Groove/Sludge metal which incorporates elements of Grunge, Thrash and Stoner into their superb blend of music.

The band have just released their outstanding 2nd album – The Misery Harvest. A 10 song and 53 minute blast of Groove/Sludge riffs that uses the best elements of Grunge, Thrash and Stoner Metal to great effect.

The artwork was designed by Vance Kelly who designed the artwork for such great bands as Down and The Sword

So you know these guys have to be good if they can get someone of that calibre to design their album cover.

And I am happy to say that these guys are a great band to check out. Their new album simply superb from the offset. If you’re into Groove Metal, Stoner, Sludge, Thrash and Grunge then this album is for you.

Osmium play a great mixture of them all and then some. The Misery Harvest has countless riffs you lose yourself in over and over again.

These guys know how to lay down a mighty great riff that will have you head-banging in time. The album is full of potential hit songs that would go down a storm in the live arena. The album is superbly produced from start to finish. And you can hear every lean mean note played superbly well.

There are no hardcore based vocals just good old fashioned clean vocals to match the superb music on show. The guys have written a truly great collection of songs that pay homage to great bands past and present such as Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and Metallica.

Especially on tracks like “Forsaken City”, “Better Off Dead”, “Forever Damned” and many more as well. You may think you have heard all this before on your first listen. I will admit I did. But give it a few listens and these guys will win you over with their great blend of hard-hitting riffs.

Osmium are getting quite a reputation in their native New Zealand. And it’s not hard to see why. Hopefully this reputation will cross over onto the international stage as I would love to see these guys play to a bigger audience as possible. They would go down a storm on any of the major league metal festivals.

Osmium play great honest no thrills Sludge/Groove Metal music that we all need time and time again. It might not win awards for originality. But for a great head-banging and fists in the air rocking time then Osmium win on all counts.

All in all this is a superb album that is highly recommended by ourselves at Sludgelord. I urge you all to check these talented rockers now.

Highly Recommended!!!

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