Alaskan - Adversity; Woe



8.1 | 15 votes |
Release date: 1 June 2011
Style: Sludge metal

Owners:

15 have it
3 want it


01. Realisation
02. Congonhas
03. Disruption
04. Atarau
05. Atlas Creek
06. Interruption
07. Mecca

Additional info
Recorded by Topon Das and Martin Cleal at Apartment 2 Recordings. Mixed and mastered by Topon Das at Apartment 2 Recordings.

Cover illustration: Pascale Arpin
Layout: Ross Proulx
All songs written and performed by Alaskan.

Guest review by
Boxcar Willy
Rating:
8.7
I discovered Alaskan through Metal Storm and immediately I was intrigued. Upon visiting their bandcamp page and finding it was a free download, I was ecstatic. After listening to it a few times, I was impressed.

I was overwhelmed by the atmosphere and by the music itself. The release itself is a primarily instrumental one, which is neither a good thing nor a bad thing. The vocals on this release are good, which could be a let down to some as they do not appear too often. However, the lack of vocals is made up for by the amazing guitar work. Gary does a very good job, he changes it up often to keep you interested in this album, in fact, he changes it up a lot. Another thing that caught my ears was the great drums. The drums flow extraordinarily well throughout this album. They fit and capture the atmosphere perfectly.

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published 03.03.2012 | Comments (13)

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22.01.2012 - 01:40
Rating: 9
Susan
Smeghead
One of the most beautiful and incredible sludge albums released in 2011. Sadly, very underrated. Check out if you like great atmosphere.
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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22.01.2012 - 04:17
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
I most certainly love this
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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22.01.2012 - 12:31
Rating: 9
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Loved this one as well. Step into the "Mecca" of 2011 sludge.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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22.01.2012 - 23:03
Marcus
Doit Like Bernie
Written by Susan on 22.01.2012 at 01:40

Check out if you like great atmosphere.

That's all it took for me to give this a listen. I liked it a lot and usually I never listen to sludge (or whatever you wanna call it).
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20.02.2012 - 05:53
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Anyone know where I can get this?
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forever bummed out
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24.02.2012 - 18:29
Rating: 8
MeloDeathViking
Written by Boxcar Willy on 20.02.2012 at 05:53

Anyone know where I can get this?


There are links here http://alaskan.bandcamp.com/album/adversity-woe
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"I am not superstitious, but I'm a little 'stitious." - Michael Scott
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24.02.2012 - 21:18
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by MeloDeathViking on 24.02.2012 at 18:29

Written by Boxcar Willy on 20.02.2012 at 05:53

Anyone know where I can get this?


There are links here http://alaskan.bandcamp.com/album/adversity-woe

Thanks!
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forever bummed out
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24.02.2012 - 22:47
Rating: 8
MeloDeathViking
Written by Boxcar Willy on 24.02.2012 at 21:18

Written by MeloDeathViking on 24.02.2012 at 18:29

Written by Boxcar Willy on 20.02.2012 at 05:53

Anyone know where I can get this?


There are links here http://alaskan.bandcamp.com/album/adversity-woe

Thanks!


No problem. Defintitely worth checking out. Gonna download it from bandcamp when i get home from work. I actually have a lot to get from band camp when I get home, including some of the metalgaze nominees. Bandcamp = Awesome!
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"I am not superstitious, but I'm a little 'stitious." - Michael Scott
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02.03.2012 - 21:20
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Great stuff!
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forever bummed out
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03.03.2012 - 02:41
-DC-002-
Mastercommander
Very cool album. To bad it didn't get more exposure, but now it lurks in obscurity and is truly klvt bought it off bandcamp. They said I could pay nothing so I paid $3, put that in your pipe and smoke it.
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Coldgrits
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11.03.2015 - 19:24
Rating: 9
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Pay what you want? Sold. I always throw at least a buck.
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Daily underground metal recommendations at Metal Trenches.
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