Saturday 1 December 2012

BLOODLUNG - Band To Check Out

Bloodlung are a Sludge, Stoner, Doom, Hardcore, Punk Metal Band from Newport, South Wales.

The members are:

Bower - Vocals
Jason - Guitar
Sam - Bass
Ricky - Drums

Bloodlung are a brutal Sludge/Doom/Stoner/Hardcore Metal Band taking influence from a whole range of bands but making their own mark in the realm of Sludge/Stoner Metal.

They kindly sent me a copy of their debut S/T EP. A 4 song and 20 minute blast of anger infested Sludge/Doom/Stoner Metal from the Welsh Underground.

Bloodlung are probably the loudest and angriest band I have heard from Wales in a long time. We have featured some great bands from Wales recently - Thorun, Zonderhoof, H A R K and The Witches Drum. But Bloodlung are the nastiest and angriest I have came across so far.

Their music is a mix-mash of those genres but done in a downright nasty and hostile way. I loved every filthy minute of it.

From the opening riffs of Rasputin you know your in for a wild dangerous ride. Thoughts Of Torture is a 5:05 minute blast of Doom based Sludge infested slice of madness that takes over your soul. Grizzled hardcore vocals and heavy pounding riffs give this track the power to give you nightmares.

Meat Gazer Boogie is not a Disco Stomping Anthem but a 2:33 minute pissed off ride of more nasty based hardcore vocals and a guitar riff that feels like you have been kicked in the nuts.

Last Track - I Have Lost - is a 10 minute track (Well more like 7 minutes as there is 3 minute silent track in between the last 3 mins or so) that blends what has came before it with a down-tempo vibe to leave more unsettling victims in it's wake.

The EP is a great introduction to this band. Their sound just needs that little bit more polish. I know it's a self released Demo but sometimes the guitars weren't loud enough. But other than that it's a great EP from another outstanding Sludge Metal band to keep an eye from our Welsh Brothers.

Check This Great Band Below: