04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
Lately I've actually been liking this band's previous outputs too but this album surprised me how good it is, honestly.
Much darker than anything they ever put out before, some tracks have a really gloomy/somber atmosphere and the vocals are much rawer/much less produced. I also dig the lyrics a lot, though TDWP was always quite strong in that area. This is a band growing up.
I'm convinced that if these guys actually tried, they could write some pretty decent material worth an 8 or so. There're some pretty damn groovy riffs here and there, but overall this is essentially an aural molestation.