Thursday 1 March 2012


The fire in hell Cover Art

Strage are an Instrumental Sludge Metal Band from Durban, South Africa

Formed in April 2011 by Brandon van Eeden (ex Crossingpoint), Jono Harrison (ex Monkey Slutz) and Matt Bedford (Paige of State) 

If your into Thorun, Zonderhoof, Pelican and Russian Circles then your going to really dig this amazing band as Strage play in the same style of those superb bands.

Strage do add the odd Post-Rock vibe now and again but they mainly play hard-hitting instrumental Sludge Metal. These guys can rightly be compared to those top-notch bands.

They really know how to play a loud mean Sludge Metal riff. They have just released their superb new album – The Fire In Hell. A 5 song 33 minute blast of hard hitting instrumental Sludge Metal riffage.

I loved this album from the very first listen as I am a huge fan of Instrumental Sludge Metal. And Strage have released quite an amazing album that shows off their great instrumental work to perfection.

Superbly produced and played by all involved this is a brilliant album for everyone to check out even if you’re a fan of the genre or not. You can’t deny how talented these Sludge Rockers are.

This is probably the heaviest Instrumental Sludge Metal album since Zonderhoof classic “HAKKEN” and these two albums share a lot of things in common. They blend a whole mix of genres like Stoner, Doom, Sludge and Post-Metal to superb effect to thrill the senses to.

The band are all superb musicians and prove it time and time again with the 5 songs on show. Especially on the amazing 12 minute “Crawling Towards A Hole”. This song showcases what this great band can do. Blending heavy sludge metal riffs with other genres for a great blast of Instrumental Rock music you never get tired of.

An outstanding album from an outstanding band. This is an album that you will be listening to over and over again.

You can download this brilliant album for free from the following links:

1. Bandcamp:
2. Noisetrade:
3. Facebook:

So what you waiting for. If you want a superb Instrumental Sludge Metal Band the get downloading now. You wont regret it.

A brilliant album and Highly Recommended!!!

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