Tag Archives: metal

No Anchor – The Golden Bridge

‘No Anchor’ released ‘The Golden Bridge’ on the 26th of November.

Instead of going out, buying an electric guitar then using effects to make it sound like a bass guitar, ‘No Anchor’ have forgone that and instead have 2 bassists in their band, no electric guitarist needed.

‘Loose Gravel’ plays off gritty, strained vocals against groove-filled guitars that descend into chaos at the 3 minute mark.

‘Oh Kill’ is an absolute nugget of a track. Hard out, straight to the point all the while throwing in some pretty clever insightful lyrics.

‘Slabs’ is a perfected slow-build track, each riff gets louder alternating with an extra drum beat or cymbal smash till you are getting absolutely pulverized.

If this is a case that more sludge metal bands should just use bass guitars, I’m sold.

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The Neptune Power Federation – Mano A Satano

‘The Neptune Power Federation’ released ‘Mano A Satano’ on 22nd of October.

Reminiscent of the older days of metal, where you spent as much time on your blonde mullet as you did writing songs.

These guys have somehow found a way to bring together light-hearted lyrics ‘Be It Demon?’ with some serious rocking ‘Skies of Sounds’.

This album features some great 80’s power metal singing, fuzzed out guitars and convoluted guitar solos that would make Slash cry.

This band definitely doesn’t mind taking the piss out of themselves and seeing the funnier side of metal, although unlike most parody albums, this album can be listened to again and again.

 


Haggatha – Haggatha IV

‘Haggatha’ unleashed the album ‘Haggatha IV’ upon an unsuspecting planet earth on the 27th of August 2012.

You know you’re in for a racket when the band sums themselves up as ‘First the Earth cooled. Then the dinosaurs came. Then HAGGATHA arrived and shit all over your mind.’

This band seems to have ties and influences in slow doom metal and speedier sludgecore, and instead of settling for one genre they have married the two together.

The closing song ‘Epoch’ delivers what it promises, clocking in at almost 18 minutes, it features some amazingly slow sludge and doom that will completely annihilate you audibly.


NOÛS – Brûlure

‘NOÛS’ released their EP ‘Brûlure’ on the 10th of October 2012.

Slow, heavy and brutal, this EP sounds like it was pulled off Cthulu’s iPod.

‘Anéanti Cerveau’ starts out with slow distorted guitars and long drown out growls from the vocalist, building to complete chaos at around 4 minutes, then drowning out drums with more distorted guitars till the song ends.

These guys sum themselves up best with ‘Dark heavy low-end rumble, weighty drums, controlled dissonance with harsh guttural vocals and a dynamic shift with a repulse of cliché.’