Release date: 19 June 2013
Style: Blackened death metal, Sludge metal


7.9 | 49 votes


33 have it
2 want it

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Lyrics (7)

Matt Moss - vocals
Kevin Pearson - guitars

Guest musicians
Laurence Beer - vocals

Additional info
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Matt Moss.
Artwork by Zen O'Conor.

Additional lyrics on "Killing Fields" by Laurence Beer (Cover Their Eyes).

Available for free download on Bandcamp.

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I will admit that before hearing this album, the only time I heard about slugs in my music was listening to Biggie Smalls and the like. However Slugdge is here to change that, and don't let the gooey gastropods they sing about fool you - these guys are the real deal.

Now, right from the start, I'll get to what makes Born of Slime work. I imagine most people's reactions to a blackened sludgy death metal album thematically centered around slugs would be a laugh - which is reasonable. What makes it work and gives the album a more genuine feel is the fact that it is so musically sound. Basically, Slugdge's sound is driven by dirty and thick guitar lines, backed by equally weighty drumming with a mixture of raspier black/death style vocals and cleaner vocal parts. The songwriting is quite dynamic and every song goes somewhere without getting boring, and the riffs have enough melody to them to keep the album engaging. On top of the songs being written well, the combination of genres presented here works well and is enough to keep the album fresh. It is an imaginative and fun (never thought you would hear that word in reference to blackened death metal, did you?) journey through a world besieged by carnivorous slugs.

published 04.12.2013 | Comments (8)

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01.12.2013 What would get if you made Dragged Into Sunlight a bit less serious, a tad more melodic and had them sing about slugs? You'd get Slugdge of course. Worship the slime!

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MechanisT - 01.12.2013 at 22:33  
  Sounds incredibly slugtty.
Lit. - 01.12.2013 at 23:31  
Diverge - 02.12.2013 at 07:03  
  Pretty good shiz. Thanks for alerting me, Joe.
LeKiwi - 02.12.2013 at 15:17  
Rating: 8 Looks like Jabba the Hutt lost his shit over Disney's sacrilege.
.Nick - 02.12.2013 at 22:14  
  This is surprisingly good.
MetalDoomMaster - 03.12.2013 at 18:06  
  That album artwork is pretty hilarious
LeKiwi - 06.12.2013 at 00:36  
Rating: 8 Te groove.
BigNaughtyV - 07.12.2013 at 00:35  
Rating: 9 These riffs are pretty fucking tasty.
mz - 16.12.2013 at 13:17  
Rating: 9 Seriously fun album, and it actually sounds great.
Ksajal - 18.01.2014 at 21:00  
Rating: 10 It's been quite a while since I liked an album so much that I made a conscious effort to learn the lyrics.

That's a 10 in my book.
barnesy - 30.01.2014 at 01:24  
Rating: 9 I'll never understand the fixation with slugs but I goddamn don't have to. Kick ass album all the way through, and the low humming harmonizing thing they do throughout the album makes me like slugs a little.
Lit. - 13.07.2014 at 06:54  

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