Feind has been extraordinarily busy but I've got some new awesome metal for you today to try and make up for my lackadaisical ways.
Hello Scribbler Fans! (Are we up to 5 yet?) I've been a bit lax here lately though I can't say I've actually been relaxing. As you can see, if you came to the site early on, I have completely revamped every Scribbler page to make our site easier to use and find all the horror & metal we attempt to bring you. This took longer than initially expected as this Scribbler had lost track of just how busy both Cult & I have been over the course of the last 3 months. That really isn't a complaint as we're always striving to bring you more. I have something else to share that's kept me busy as well but I'll be sharing that a bit later today. I'll stop blabbering on here and just get to the damn new metal!
I've been busy enough lately that I haven't had time to haunt my usual sites for new metal. A quick scan yesterday led me to a couple new bands (new to me) that are at least in the same vein so I bring them to you in this one sludge filled post. If you're unfamiliar with the term "sludge" as a style of metal then you & I probably have different taste. If you'd like to catch up listen to Crowbar's entire discography to see about where the sludge sound started and lucky you they have a new album out, Symmetry In Black, that is utterly fantastic that you should go buy NOW!!
From what I've read the all Fe-Metal band Mortals started as more of a punk/hardcore band and have moved further into blackened sludge territory as of late. I'll have to check some of their back catalog but yesterday I heard their new song View From A Tower and it freakin' Rocks! You can definitely hear the black metal & sludge influence come through loud & clear though blended nicely not being overly one or the other. Crank the volume because these Brooklyn chicks bring it!
Staying in sludge territory, I also heard new band Volume IV for the first time this week with a song off their debut full length, Long In The Tooth. Awaken The Dreamer was the first song I've heard by these Atlantians but after hearing it I will be looking to hear more. Like Mortals above this isn't a pure sludge tune as it's more of a sludged up stoner rock jam but if its groove doesn't get your ass shakin then check for a pulse, I think you may be dead! Crank it up Scribbler Fans!
Now that your bootys are all warmed up and just because I'm in a better mood today here's some awesome Black Tusk for you. The guys in BT joke that what they play is "swamp metal" as they believe genre labels are as stupid as I do but what they end up as is perhaps one of the best sludge bands currently playing. Their influences range from Slayer to Lynyrd Skynyrd so what comes out is pretty much pure sludge. Check out Red Eyes, Black Skies off 2010's Taste The Sin below and again just because I'm in a better mood today check out they're newest 2 song Ep, Vulture's Eye, over at Metalsucks. I'll have some more metal later but this should keep you busy for a while.
So has this Scribbler turned you into a fan of sludge. If I haven't I will continue to try! Share your thoughts with us below and have a great day!
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