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dot[.] : Sloth/dot[.]+Timisoara Split

This is definitely one of the more unique releases of 2004. For one, it's both a split and a collaborative release, but more about that later. Secondly it's also 12 minutes of damn good sludge/doom. And if that is not enough, you even get free pictures of ladies who wear very little clothing!

Sloth did a particularly good job on this split. The sludgy noisecore/doom track that they present us with is definitely one of their best works to date. The first minute and a half pretty much lacks any form of doom, but after that the music becomes droning, fuzzy and not to mention, doomy. The track is rather chaotic with varying types of vocals which all seem to stay on the sick side of things. You could probably say it’s a bit on the experimental or avant-garde side because of the constantly changing style, but in the end it all comes together really well.

The collaborative track is between dot[.], a name sure to be familiar with sludge doomsters, and Timisoara, a harsh noise project from Japan. As can be expected the music is a mixture of heavy, pounding sludge doom riffage and creepy noise which intensifies as the track progresses. I think I hear some vocals as well, but it's so drenched in noise that it's hard to tell.

All three bands end up doing an excellent job on this 7". The foul stench that radiates from it is sure to affect you in some way. As the norm has it for obscure splits like this, only a limited number of copies have been produced. More specifically, only 200. Those who have a copy, hold on to it, those who don't, begin to look for it and do so fast.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Sweet Bottom

dot[.] & Timisoara:
2. Detonator Of Torture

Duration : Approx. 12 minutes

Visit the dot[.] bandpage.

Reviewed on 09-02-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
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