Tuesday, 26 November 2019

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

By: Nikos Mixas

Welcome to THE SLUDGELORD’s October’s “666 Pack Review”.  This time of year is often referred to as “Rocktober.”  The reason?  Tours…lots of them.  It’s difficult to keep track of and actually go to all the shows you want to because there are so many and that shit costs $$$.  Are any of the bands in this month’s “666 Pack Review” touring?  How the fuck would I know??? I just review them!  So, 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 tour themed rating scale below: 

1 – I’d give this band four flat tires so they couldn’t tour!
2 – Your band is in the equivalent of a ditch, you can get out, but it’s going to take some work.   
3 – Breaking even on tour isn’t satisfactory, nor horrible…sort of like this band. 
4 – Not having any shows fall through on tour is important, in fact, it’s considered a positive.  Congrats, this submission was pretty decent.  
5 – The best thing about touring is a packed house.  I’m pretty sure this band will have no problems doing so.

666 – This band sounds like they’re already chomping at the bit to tour.  THE SLUDGELORD abides…

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). Leaden Fumes “Abandon Ship” (Basel, Switzerland) Rating: 3

Swampy instrumentation, vocals have Pentagram feels.

2). Misleading “Misleading” (Portugal) Rating: 2

Venom meets an Electric Wizard interlude…

3). Wyoming Young and Strong “Death and Ruin” (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)    Rating: 4

Has a strong Big Business vibe.

4). Cattiva “Cattiva” (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Rating: 3

Cattiva needs some sativa. Chillax dudes…

5). Iffernet “Iffernet” – France   Rating: 4

Le black metal traditionnel…oui oui!

6). Adliga “Kali Paćjače Njeba” (Minsk, Belarus) Rating: 666!

Belarus for the win!  Отлично comrades!