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Sloth (UK) : The Voice of God

This is not the weird Ohio doom/sludge band also named Sloth. These guys hail from London and very, very little of their sound can even be compared to the American band. If anything they have more in common with YOB, Corrupted and Electric Wizard. If there was any doubt after this comparison; yes, these guys do prefer their stuff to be heavy.

This Sloth play a mixture of doom/stoner and a small amount of sludge. With the truckload of sheer weight in the music, this is certainly a dark experience. More precisely it's a dark green experience since the stoner elements hold a certain "high" sound. The riffage is both laid back and chugging, as well as forcing your head into deep headbangs that might well reach the floor if you're not careful.

The vocals used are clean but with a tad of rust. This fits perfectly with the relaxed music and always remain out of your face. It blends in really nicely with the rest of the music. This and the fact that most of the tracks glide into the next make the album sound like it's perfectly whole.

'The Voice of God' is highly recommended for everyone who likes YOB and Electric Wizard. Or if you otherwise like heavy, relaxed stoner/doom. Most songs are between 7 and 11 minutes, headbanger and airguitar friendly, of high quality and memorable. It's not a classic, but if you want good stuff it's hard to go wrong with these guys.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Wishman
2. Lord of the Gallows
3. Geminian
4. Into The Sun
5. Green Magick
6. The Voice of God
7. Casting The Circle

Duration : Approx. 61 minutes.

Visit the Sloth (UK) bandpage.

Reviewed on 13-08-2010 by Arnstein Petersen
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