Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Shroud Eater - ThunderNoise

self released, 2011

"Shroud Eater return with their full length début after the very promising start they made with their EP that they released in 2009. The Thundernoise album comes in a very thick cardboard digipak with a lyric-sheet put together by the band themselves and the artwork is in the same tradition set by the EP. Shroud Eater have a unique place in the sludge-metal scene as they sound not like any other band and maybe they are not sludge at all depending on your own tastes. Thundernoise has 11 songs, 3 of those are re-recorded versions of "We are Beasts," "Vesuvius" and "Cyclone" which also appeared on their début EP. The band still have a raw take on the sludge genre, sounding like a punkish version of High On Fire at times with the vocals of guitarist Jeannie Saiz mostly consisting of aggressive yelling. Shroud Eater unleash a fairly varied approach from straight-forward noise rock to more complex passages especially in one track titled "Oubliette" which is the album's centerpiece."

Altho I'd say the centerpiece is Descent from the Summit. Read the rest of the review on Doommantia

Website : bandcamp : dl

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