Saturday 4 July 2015

The Sludgelord Sour 16 for June 2015

Welcome to The Sludgelord’s Sour 16. Each month, you the reader are unwittingly compiling a list of the top 16 records of the month, covering all genres of metal, but predominately the best the doom, sludge, stoner-psychedelic genres have to offer.
Is it chart? Not really.  It is merely the 16 records you guys have been most interested in over the last month and you have been checking out on this very page.

So here is the The Sludgelord Sour 16 for June 2015, the 16 records you’re most looking forward too or are currently checking out.  Check em out, spread the word and perhaps revisit some records you may have overlooked.  

The results are compiled based on page views alone and calibrated into the list below. So without further ado, this is the Sour 16. So until next month, roll up, kick back, chug a beer and Hail the riff! All review links, are held under the artwork.   

16).      GodSleep – ‘Thousand Sons of Sleep’ (249)

“Thousand Sons of Sleep” is a deep and complex record with a lot to offer.’

15).      Oxen – ‘The Vanishing’ (260)

‘The Vanishing’ demands your full attention as it's one of the years most exciting and thrilling debut albums you're likely to come across.’

14).      Nightslug – ‘Loathe’ (262)

‘It’s a hellacious racket from moment one, but it’s also exceedingly catchy and memorable.’

13).      OHHMS – ‘Cold’ EP (265)

‘Cold is a brilliant record and stands out as a potential Album/EP of the year.’

12).      Sons of Huns – ‘While Sleep Stay Awake’ (281)

‘Sons of Huns set themselves apart from the competition by taking influences from the past but making their music sound current and vital instead of a lifeless recreation.’

11).      Connoisseur – ‘Stone Violence’ (277)

‘Imagine if you will, Hatebreed if they were pissed off about a bad weed supply’

10).      Grusom – ‘Grusom’ (290)

This is a very cohesive debut

09).      Lo! – ‘The Tongueless’ EP (294)

‘At once both heavy and sparse, dense and expansive, they are a hardcore paradox that make music that is a true experience.’

08).      Church – ‘Unanswered Hymns’ (296)

’With a very solid debut elegantly combining all the main elements of a great doom record, Church truly might already have themselves one of the genre’s opera magna.’

07).      Death Alley – ‘Black Magick Boogieland’ (297)

‘There are riffs the size of continents flying by; the vocals take full advantage of their role, and the band gels, jams, and jives.’

06).      Ommadon – ‘Empathy for the Wicked’ (309)

‘If being bombarded with sludgy evil riffs is your thing...or getting absolutely pulverized and driven into the pavement by colossal thundering drums until your body collapses, this release is perfect for you.’

05).      Goatsnake – ‘Black Age Blues’ (313)

‘There can be no doubt that this record will feature on many end of year lists and deservedly so.’

04).      Rosetta – ‘Quintessential Ephemera (321)

‘The whole album is expansive and ethereal in its delivery and production’

03).      Lightsabres – ‘Beheaded’ (332)

‘Beheaded is a full-throttle, kick-ass Stoner Rock record’

02).      Sacri Monti – ‘Sacri Monti’ (396)

‘This album is an exciting psychedelic ride from start to finish’

01).      High on Fire – ‘Luminiferous (589)

‘This album is so fucking good, if you do not get it, you are a dum dum’