Sunday 6 April 2014

A Very Old Ghost Behind The Farm - La came crude - Album Review

Album Type:Album
Date Released: March 1st 2014
Label: Self Released

La came crude - track listing:

1.Part I 15:40
2.Part II 30:00


Formed in 2009, A VERY OLD GHOST BEHIND THE FARM is based on a visceral desire to break down barriers between doom, sludge, blackened metal, stoner and crust. You will find in this mass grave the scattered remains of a moribund Black Sabbath, some putrefying limbs of Acid Bath and the emaciated corpse of Khanate violating the consanguineous carcasses of Eyehategod and Crowbar.

The Band Members

Lundi Galilao
Gloria Tetanos
Victor Bestiole


A Very Old Ghost Behind The Farm have never been the easiest bands to listen to as their uneasy mix of Sludge, Stoner, Doom and Noise has an unsettling quality around it. They released their debut album – Primary Septagaon – back in 2010 and it's an album that you need to hear if you like scary as hell brutal sludge/stoner metal riffs.

Well the guys are back with their new album – La came crude – a bruising two track and 45 minute epic of haunting and mesmerizing riffs that will appeal to fans of EyeHateGod, Khanate and Crowbar though with added menace of slow paced drone based riffs.

This isn't an easy album to listen to as the band don't play to your normal Sludge/Stoner Metal set of rules. They toy with your emotions with some brutal riffs that wouldn't go a miss from a Death Metal band. Part 1 is drenched in full scale misery as it's a dark blast of nightmarish vibes that some people will either love or hate depending on their mood. I dig the band's sound as it's a very multi-layered track that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

We have featured a ton of great Sludge/Doom/Stoner Metal bands from France lately though A Very Old Ghost Behind The Farm are probably one of the most inventive from the French Sludge/Doom/Stoner Metal scene. They are definitely one of the loudest and most brutal of them all.

Part 2 is a 30 minute epic that starts with a fast paced Sludge Metal riff before adding elements of Doom, Crust, Stoner Metal to unsettle your soul. It's a scary tale with inventive vocals to match as the band go from Death Metal growls to clean based vocals with ease. Though it can be frustrating at times if you're trying to understand the vocals and the band switch vocal styles when you're concentrating on the lyrics. It's a good thing that the band have written some truly epic riffs to impress you with.

La came crude – feels like a concept album of sorts. Am still not fully sure what the album is all about but I can tell you it's one scary as hell epic ride that will appeal to fans who love their Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metal on the dark side. If so then this album is for you.

I think it's a superb album to listen to. Though I haven't listened to it as much as I should. I think this will change over time as I feel this album will become a much better experience over the next few years.

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La came crude is available to buy on CD/DD now from BandCamp now.

Written by Steve Howe