Saturday 28 March 2015

Space Bong - In Doom We Crust (EP Review)

In Doom We Crust cover art

Album Type: EP
Date Released: March 19th 2015
Label: Art As Catharsis

In Doom We Crust - Track Listing

1.Deadwood To Worms 14:26
2.In Goon We Crust (b-side) 04:35
3.The Protocols Of Space Bong 13-24 (live) 13:46


Dave: guitar
Jamie: vox 1
Gully: bass
Michael: drums
Monster-D: guitar
Kegan: vox 2


Blackened sludge 6 piece from Adelaide, Australia. Est in 2007, Space Bong have destroyed minds alongside OM, Wolves In The Throne Room, Neurosis, Earthless, Black Cobra, Monarch, Acid King, Cough & Whitehorse. After many years of rehab, isolation & living off-grid, Space Bong will reassert their heavy, loose dominance of the drone in 2015, with the second full length album, Deadwood To Worms.


So almost 6 years since the release of their critically acclaimed and classic debut album – The Death Of Utopia – Aussie Blackened Sludge Overlords – Space Bong – will be releasing a new album – Deadwood To Worms – around Sept 2015. Before then they've released new cassette tape – In Doom We Crust.

According to the PR Blurb – In Doom We Crust’ features the miserable new single ‘Deadwood to Worms,’ alongside ‘In Goon We Crust’ (a b-side from the 2009 sessions for The Death of Utopia), and a live version of The Protocols Of Space Bong 13-24.

Deadwood To Worms is the main attraction here from their eagerly awaited second new album. And boy doesn't this not disappoint. It simply fucking crushes. This is bleak desolate Sludge/Doom Metal at it's most angry and pissed off form. Fans of THOU and EYEHATEGOD are going to be in musical heaven. As this slow-paced epic track will leave you in a shivering wreck. The riffs are drenched in misery and epic depressive rhythms of chaos. The vocals are very hard to understand as Space Bong make their presence known after 6 years away.

There are hints of Stoner Metal hiding amongst the murky and violent riffs. It's an unpleasant experience but one you can only admire. Bring on the new album. As I'm ready for more punishment – Space Bong!!! - The two other tracks are definitely worth checking out especially if you're new to the world of Space Bong. It gives you a taste of what to expect from this legendary band from Down Under.

Thanks to Art As Catharsis for the promo. In Doom We Crust is available to buy now from BandCamp.

Words by Steve Howe

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