Saturday 23 February 2013


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Bellua is Sludge/Stoner/Doom Metal Band from Los Angeles, USA

The members are

Jonathan Heuer - Guitar, vocals
Ryan Janke - drums

Bellua are a superb Sludge/Stoner Metal band which I have been listening to a lot recently. Their debut EP has 5 great tracks that runs for 22 mins or so.

Bellua don't play to a particular style of Sludge/Stoner Metal. They have a slight Karma To Burn vibe running through their veins on excellent track - Take The Reins.

They they harness the energy of a fast and furious Mastodon style vibe on brilliantly titled - The Darker Side Of Fondue. Adding cool ambient based guitar work into the mix before unleashing in a fury of progressive sludge guitars.

That is just two sides to this great band as it shows that Bellua are a band who like to experiment with their music. They play around with the listeners expectations on each excellent track. You don't know what to expect next. Just great Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs from this hugely talented duo.

You might not like at first but give this a few spins and you will be rocking out to Bellua in no time at all. Their release is a little bit under-produced but it still has many great moments to check out for.

You can download this excellent release from BandCamp Pay Now Deal.

Excellent and Highly Recommended. 

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