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Body, The: Master, We Perish [EP]

The sludge misanthropes in The Body definitely belong to the more extreme end of the doom/sludge spectrum, and this is something they make very clear on their EP Master, We Perish, which contains three of the harshest sludge tracks of the year.

The opener "The Ebb and Flow of Tides in a Sea of Ash" is a direct assault upon the reader, focusing on the noise produced by extreme distortion accompanied by screechy tortured vocals with organic drum rhythms providing the drive. This track is definitely not pleasant music at all, which challenges and violates the listener, and I bet this is the intention behind the track anyway. While still noisy and harsh, there is more substance and there are more textures to "The Blessed Lay Down and Writhe in Agony" and "Worship", which contain some more atmospheric parts but still ooze with unrelenting darkness.

I must admit that this type of music is not exactly compatible with my own taste in music, but even I can hear that The Body have created some truly challenging music, and that they exploit noise both creatively and destructively. Fans of noise rock and sludge metal should definitely give this album a listen.

1. The Ebb and Flow of Tides in a Sea of Ash
2. The Blessed Lay Down and Writhe in Agony
3. Worship

Added: May 26th 2013
Reviewer: Kim Jensen
Related Link: The Body @Facebook
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