Wednesday 16 May 2012


Farsight cover art

XOZO is a Sludge/Stoner/Hardcore Metal Band from Arnold, MD, USA

The members are:

Ben Price: Vocals, Drums, Guitar
Joe Jacklin: Guitar
Billy Carnes: Bass, Vocals

XOZO play a great blend of Sludge, Hardcore and Stoner Metal to loud and crushing effect. Taking influence from the whole Sludge, Hardcore, Stoner Metal spectrum, XOZO are a band forging their own identity in the world of Hard Rock/Metal.

They have just released their excellent debut album – Farsight. A 10 song and 38 minute blast of hard-hitting riffs you will instantly fall for like I did. The band call this a double EP but I think its best classed as an album.

Two of the members are from the excellent Sludge Metal Band – At The Graves who are very highly thought here at Sludgelord.

"Xozo. Pronounced "chozo." Featuring Joseph Jacklin on guitar (At the Graves, Revolta), Ben Price on drums/vocals (At the Graves, Revolta, Midnight Eye) and Billy Carnes on bass/vocals (Disassemble, Dry Clouds, The Lottery" 

But this band is a different beast altogether. Where At The Graves were all about spending time building upto a loud and heavy atmosphere. XOZO is just heavy full stop. There are no quiet interludes just pure loud Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs from start to finish.

Just strap yourselves in and be prepared to listen to top-notch tracks such as Clarity, Regress, Spires and Quark Star. Some cool titles in that mix.

The album is brilliantly produced which should have you rocking out in no time at all. Everything is loud and perfectly clear from start to finish which should have you coming back for more.

The Physical version of this excellent album isn’t released till June 2012 but you can get your Digital Copy now on BandCamp Pay Anything You Want Type Deal. This wont be around for long as it’s already showing on the top blogs.

So get some XOZO in your life. You won’t regret it. A great album by a great band and highly recommended. Enough Said.

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