Monday, 4 February 2019

6 NEW BANDS: THE SLUDGELORD's "666 Pack Review" (January 2019)

By: Nikos Mixas

We made it to another year and January 2019’s edition of THE SLUDGELORD’s 666 Pack Review is here to celebrate all that is sludgy, heavy and brand fucking new!  There are some huge releases coming out this year, so will this carry over to THE SLUDGELORD’s666 Pack Review”?  We shall see…  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 cold as fuck rating scale below: 

1 – If I had a choice to listen to this, or jump into a frozen lake, I’d take the frozen lake.
2 – It is said that whiskey will make you forget that it’s cold out, not too sure about that but it’ll sure help me forget about this band…    
3 – This is the equivalent of can of warm chicken soup when it’s freezing outside.  It kind of does the trick, but not really.  
4 – The feeling you get seeing High on Fire and there’s a blizzard happening outside.       
5 – This will get your ticket punched for purgatory, I heard it’s warm, happy and sludgy there.    
666THE SLUDGELORD commends you for warming our bitter and cold heart this month!

Caveat:  Even though the 666 Pack Review is meant to offer humorous critique, there are no safe spaces here and your gripes will only make you sound like a bellyacher.  THE SLUDGELORD is a picky listener…and doesn’t care what you think of his opinions…

1). Weird Tales “Hell Services Cost a Lot” (Warsaw, Poland)    Rating: 5

Polish Sludge Metal Rules.  Who knew?

2). Hair Puller “Old Friend” (Portland, U.S.A.)   Rating: 4

Chuggy, screamy, their name is appropriate.

3). ILS “Pain Don’t Hurt” (Portland, U.S.A.)   Rating: 666!

This band wins the Portland trophy. 

4). Withered Fist “This is My Mountain” (County Tipperary, Ireland)   Rating: 5

Soundgarden with sludgey, doomtastic mountainic groove.

5). Yuxa “Yuxa” (Brighton, United Kingdom)   Rating: 666!

If Godflesh kicked the industrial habit…

6). Drofnosura “Voidfever” (Toronto, Canada)   Rating: 4

Eclectic doom, a taste of YOB

Band info: Weird Tales || Hair Puller || ILS || Drofnosura