Album Review: Lurk – Fringe (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Wistful and mysterious, Lurk play music that is just as interesting and multi-faceted as their cover artwork. Blending elements of doom, black and death metal into their astounding sludge template, the Finnish band is taking their sound in ways hitherto unheard. Their new album, Fringe will be released on August 5th 2018 via Transcending Obscurity Records.

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Album Review: Red Swamp – Desertdrive (Hunnia Records)

Hungarian stoner-sludge metal bandits Red Swamp might be familiar to anyone keeping a keen eye on the eastern european underground scene, their recent second LP, titled “Desertdrive” was released this year on 4/20 (a number any self-respecting listener of the genre should be familiar with)!

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Album Review: Kielkropf – Ignorance Is Bliss (Sludgelord Records)

Kielkropf was formed by Fink (Rainer Fink) and Schmidi (Thomas Schmied) who decided to form a band in the style of sludge and doom metal, while incorporating influences from different styles of metal, blues, and rock. On July 6th 2018 they will release their 2nd album, Ignorance Is Bliss via Sludgelord Records.

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Album Review: Rongeur – An Asphyxiating Embrace (Poacher Records/Ampmandens Records)

Hailing from Oslo, Norway, sludge metal trio Rongeur was formed in late 2012 and consists of Dag Ole (bass/vocals), Ken-Robert (guitar/vocals) and Jon (drums/vocals). Their new album is entitled, An Asphyxiating Embrace & will be released on June 1st 2018 via Poacher Records and Ampmandens Records.

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Album Review: Body Void – I Live Inside a Burning House (Seeing Red Records/Crown & Throne/Dry Cough)

Due on May 11th 2018 as a collaboration between Seeing Red Records, Crown & Throne and Dry Cough, I Live Inside A Burning House is the new album from Body Void. Formed as Devoid in 2014, Body Void are a Bay Area sludge and doom trio.

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