Friday 18 January 2013

Carcharodon - Roachstomper Review

Carcharodon - Roachstomper

Carcharodon are a Sludge/Stoner/D’N’Roll Band from Italy

The members are

Pixo - Growl/Motorbass
Boggio - Guitar/Backing vocals
Zack - Drums
Max - Guitar

OK this band might sound like a bad Mastodon rip-off but they are not. They are a superb Sludge/Stoner/D.N’Roll metal band with a healthy dose of Southern/NOLA Metal thrown in for good measure.

Carcharodon have been around since 2003 and have released a few EP’s and demos as well as a previous full length. They are about to release their superb album – Roachstomper

A 11 song and almost 50 minute blast of infections Sludge/Stoner Metal riffage. This is a band who don’t take themselves seriously, as they include a lot of fun lyrics to match the great riffs on show.

If you’re a fan of Mastodon, High on Fire, Down, Crowbar and Corrosion of Conformity then you’re going to dig this great album. As it has the perfect balance of intricate riffs with a hard rocking party based vibe.

There are times on this album when Carcharodon sound like one of the greatest bands your ever likely to hear in the Southern Metal/NOLA metal scene. As they have written some amazing riffs. Some of the best riffs I have heard in their respective genres. But sometimes the band shift gear to another genre and it sorts of spoil the mood. It only happens a couple of times through out the album but it does have a minor impact of the overall enjoyment of the album.

The vocals are definitely a strong point. Full of great energy with a great self-awareness about them. They might not be the most perfect of vocals but what they lack in sophistication they make it up for it in both action and in style.

Carcharodon are not going to win awards for the most original of sounds but for sheer amazing and top-notch sludge/stoner metal riffs that don’t take themselves seriously, then Carcharodon are in a league of their own.

This is an album to be played at full blast amongst your friends. This is perfect mosh-pit/head-banging material to rock out to. And you can’t get any better that. Great music, few beers and hanging out with your friends.

After multiple listens, I am very fond of this album and I rate it very highly. And you will to if you decide to check out the world of the mighty Carcharodon .

Highly Recommended.

Roachstomper will be available to buy from April 2013 from Altsphere Production who I thank for sending me an advanced copy to check out. Much appreciated guys.

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