Wednesday 18 January 2017

6 NEW BANDS: Nikos Mixas' 666 Pack Review for January 2017

The 666 Pack Review

It’s 2017, and in turn The Sludgelord’s first 666 Pack Review of the year!  Each and every month we handpick 6 review submissions and critique them by only using 6 words, then we rate them on a scale from 1 to 666!  Check out our awesome rating scale below: 

1 – Shitty way to start the New Year…make a resolution to get better at your craft…
2 – You’re good enough to play at President Trump’s inauguration.
3 – On a scale of Five Finger Death Punch to Neurosis, you’re a Weedeater. 
4 – Not too shabby, your band would turn heads at Guitar Center at least! 
5 – You’re so hot, you’re thawing out Norway’s black metal scene.
666 - The Sludgelord very much approves and will tattoo the band’s logo on his ass.  Just kidding….
It’s the start of a new year and there is plenty of optimism abound.  The Sludgelord will listen to several dozen of bands throughout the year but only some will be of his liking.  The Sludgelord is a picky listener…and doesn’t care what you think of his opinions….
Into the Sun - Through Darkened Skies” (EP) – London, UK    Rating: 4
Definitely some Kyuss worship happening here…

bandcamp || facebook

Her Highness/Worthless (Split EP)Budapest, Hungary   Rating: 2
Even paprika tastes better than this.

Worthless: bandcamp || facebook || Her Highness: bandcamp || facebook

Urskog - “Urksog” - Stockholm, Sweden   Rating: 1

Worst Swedish band I’ve ever heard

Anxiety - Demo” – Boston, MA   Rating: 5

Makes me want to revisit Dystopia

Buzzzard - Cold Blood” - Carbondale, IL   Rating: 4
Desert sounds coming from the heartland

Oxblood Forge - “Oxblood Forge” – Boston, MA   Rating: 3

Reminds me of post-glam grunge.