Thursday 25 May 2017

6 NEW BANDS: Nikos Mixas' 666 Pack Review May 2017

The 666 Pack Review
It’s the May edition of the Sludgelord’s 666 Pack Review!  While some of you may be wrapping up your studies or noticing that you need a tan, the album submissions keep pouring into the Sludgelord’s inbox for review.  If you’re new to this, 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 – We’re guessing when you let your mother listen to your band on Mother’s Day, she cried...       
2The Sludgelord was more excited for “May Day” than your band. 
3 – Artie Fufkin is interested.  Google him.  
4 – All you guys need is a Manowar tan and you’re set! 
5 – Time to start submitted your music to small festivals for consideration. 
666 – Whatever band is opening up for Metallica during this tour, well, you’re better than them! 

It’s May and only the hardcore are still wearing their battle vests.  It also means that the rehearsal rooms are warmer now and there are no more excuses for not practicing more often!  Keep them chops up and send in those demos!  The Sludgelord is a picky listener…and doesn’t care what you think of his opinions….

Tuskar - “Arianhod” – Surrey, UK    Rating: 4

“Nasty two-piece, loud and fucking angry”

Stondar - “Stondar” – Chicago, USA   Rating: 3

 “Two-piece sludge, dooming with reckless abandon” 

Methylhate - “L’inconveniente di essere nati” – Perugia, Italy   Rating: 5

“Italian sludge groove.  Angry Clutch riffage.”

Wizrds - “Black Light” – Baltimore, USA   Rating: 1

“Ripping off Sleep riffs?  Fuck no.”

Ode Vinter - “Hyperion” – Champaign, USA   Rating: 5

“True and nasty sounding Black Metal!”

Mente Arma - “Mente Arma” – Victorville, USA   Rating: 2

“Perfect for that punk-crust backyard party!”

Band info: TUSKAR || Stondar || Methylhate || OdeVinter || Mentearma