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Demonic Death Judge: Seaweed

Great band name, cool album title, and even better artwork...what about the music contained on Seaweed you might ask? Well, Finnish stoner/doom/sludge metal act Demonic Death Judge have been pretty active on the European metal scene for almost a decade, and Seaweed continues on with their already strong discography of groove laden, fuzz soaked mayhem. With riffs firmly in the doom/stoner camp, vocals that would find a comfortable home on any death metal or sludge album, and rhythms that, well, are just plain groovy and oh so metal, Seaweed is a blast from start to finish. They even throw in some neat elements of psychedelia in spots, like the Monster Magnet-meets-Black Sabbath-meets Hawkwind hysteria of "Heavy Chase" or the spacey yet crushingly heavy title track. It's not all lumbering riff-o-rama however, as the full on psych/post rock of "Cavity" displays, complete with wah-wah guitar textures and tasty bass grooves, as well as the atmospheric "Peninkulma" which hints at prog and Krautrock. However, most will come to this album for the unadulterated thunder, and it will be hard to ignore the sheer power of "Backwoods" (killer, killer riffs) or the punishing doom of "Pure Cold" and "Saturnday".

Though released on the small Suicide Records, Seaweed is an album I highly recommend you seek out at all costs if your interests sway to the doom/stoner/psych/sludge side of heavy metal.

Track Listing
1) Taxbear
2) Heavy Chase
3) Seaweed
4) Cavity
5) Backwoods
6) Pure Cold
7) Saturnday
8) Peninkulma

Added: February 4th 2017
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Band Facebook Page
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Language: english

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