Wednesday, 21 March 2018

6 NEW BANDS: THE SLUDGELORD's 666 Pack Review (March 2018)

By: Nikos Mixas
Art: Joshua M. Wilkinson

Welcome to THE SLUDGELORD’s March 666 Pack Review!  We don’t know if it’s the weather or shitty timing or what, but the majority of the releases this year have kind of been…well, for lack of a better description, meh.  Thoughts on the new Judas Priest anyone?  Anyway, SLUDGELORD RECORDS has been releasing some killer material worth youR attention so check it out!  Besides the shameless plug, 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). WTF! WTH? LOL! Do I need to spell it out? 
2). The leprechaun of sludge says “not really.” 
3). You’re average, just like corned beef and cabbage. 
4). Four is just one better than three.  Don’t get too excited…
5). You have reason to be proud…keep it up.   
666). The leprechaun of sludge says “Follow the dandelion tea toward the riff filled land!” 

Some of you aren’t paying attention to this part…take notice!  Even though the 666 Pack Review is meant to offer humorous critique, there are no safe spaces here and your gripes will be taken with a grain of salt.  THE SLUDGELORD is a picky listener…and doesn’t care what you think of his opinions….

1). Conteiner, “Conteiner EP” (Bilbao, Spain)  "Basque cheese?  No. Good Basque tunes."


2). Iron Moth, “The Kill Room Journal” (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) "This moth is not so iron…"
Rating: 2

3). Clawing, Spectral Estate” (Montgomery, USA) "Soundscapes to kick start your nightmares.2 
Rating: 4

4). L.o.W., Bones” (Szczecin, Poland) "Sludge forced through a rusted grinder."


5). Estuary Blacks, “Estuary Blacks” (Swansea, Wales) "Pelican meets Elder meets amber ale."   

Rating: 666!

6). Thra, “Mourn” (Phoenix, USA) "My speakers are begging for mercy."

Rating: 4