sludge Archive

Coffinworm – IV.I.VIII

“If Heaven is merciful, it will someday efface from my consciousness, the sight that I saw and let me live my last years in peace. I cannot sleep at night now, and have to take opiates when it thunders.” – H.P. Lovecraft, The Lurking Fear If you’re a real, tried-and-true human being…one with a legit [&hellip

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Late August/Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes – 7″ split

If you ask me, split releases are a goddamned treasure. They’re a formidable commodity. They are something that should surely get Max far in a place like Bartertown. What I’m getting at here is that there’s not only the obvious benefit of acquiring new music by a band that you are already well aware and [&hellip

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The Communion – A Desired Level of Unease

One of Prison Tatt Records very latest releases and a very unique addition to my collection, this LP lives up to its titles description as The Communion blend early true 90’s sludge Eyehategod/Acid Bath/Seven Foot Spleen/Noothgrush with the modern twist of Seven Sisters of Sleep and Integrity stirring up a stampede of shrieking anti-social/anti-PC lyrics [&hellip

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High on Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis

Scenario: At birth, Jesus actually comes into the world with a twin, who is basically stillborn. The catch is (and it’s really a pretty big one) that the deceased twin can now, in a sense, travel through time and see things through the eyes of his ancestors. He gulps down (thanks to a dude named [&hellip

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Lord Mantis – Pervertor

“No tears, please. It’s a waste of good suffering.” – Pinhead, Hellraiser Ladies and gentlemen, I ask you…have you ever seen the face of a true nightmare? Ever stared, wide-eyed and scared senseless at something so goddamn, unforgivingly gruesome that its cold, pale fingers dug their way deep into your quivering brain forever? Ever been [&hellip

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Chinaski – Cruelty

“It’s like killing roaches. You have to kill ‘em all. Otherwise…what’s the use?” – Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey, Deathwish 3 You have to hand it to those among us that have no qualms whatsoever about pulling all the stops and grinning at the thought of the ensuing flood’s cleansing properties. It’s just like Bronson [&hellip

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Divider / Colony

New York has some new blood in the forms of DIVIDER (Long Island, NY) and COLONY (Hudson Valley, NY), both bands having a sludge/hardcore sound and both that are making some waves in the underground. Both bands have recently self-released a new split 7 inch EP in 3 different vinyl colors and contains 4 tracks [&hellip

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Hunters – From Birth To Soil

In movies, books, artwork, and general folklore, the prehistoric woolly mammoth has, throughout history, often been portrayed as a gigantic, lumbering peacefully-minded juggernaut that will, however, put any would-be predator and/or dipshit, Neanderthal asshole square in their place if the elephant-like giant felt at all threatened. I’m guessing that being stomped into the tundra by [&hellip

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Forbidden Magazine presents: Nate of the Living Dead’s “Best of 2011”

So, here we are once again, faithful fanatics of the Forbidden! Another grueling 365 days have dawned and disintegrated into dust just in time to do it all over again. Some would say this year was “slow” or even “dead” when it comes to the presence of extreme music and its creators. I beg to [&hellip

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Late August – Not For Human Consumption

“If you’re going to do something, do it well…and leave something witchy.” – Charles Manson The first thermonuclear bomb test unleashed the same amount of deadly energy and devastation as approximately ten million tons of TNT. With that kind of force, it’s pretty much a given that someone’s ass is going to be handed to [&hellip

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