At least half a year after the release from Shroud Eater came out,
I finally get to hear it ......... and yes, it was worth the wait.
This is top-notch sludge infused with hardcore attitude and spine
shuddering music to match.
Strong songwriting brings varied and tempo changing arrangements
to the fore while keeping the riffs heavy and bone breaking. The
production is great, bringing clarity and depth without losing any
aggression or feeling. The songs are prime cuts of raw power, helped by
the ruthless, precise playing of the band.
There are no passages of aimless time wasting despite most the tracks
being over 5 minutes long - just relentless, groove laden riffage with
epic, surging songs that pummel as well as thrill.
The overall sound is massive, low toned and dense. Yes Sir, I like it.
If this is just the EP, bring on the album. This sets a very high benchmark
which will be used in the future by myself to rate other bands of this genre.