Release date: 1 June 2011
Style: Sludge metal

Rating:

8.2 | 14 votes

Owners:

12 have it
4 want it


01. Realisation
02. Congonhas
03. Disruption
04. Atarau
05. Atlas Creek
06. Interruption
07. Mecca

Review


Additional info
Recorded by Topon Das and Martin Cleal at Apartment 2 Recordings. Mixed and mastered by Topon Das at Apartment 2 Recordings.

Cover illustration: Pascale Arpin
Layout: Ross Proulx
All songs written and performed by Alaskan.

Guest review by
BoxCar Willy

Rating:
8.7
I discovered Alaskan through Metal Storm and immediately I was intrigued. Upon visiting their bandcamp page and finding it was a free download, I was ecstatic. After listening to it a few times, I was impressed.

I was overwhelmed by the atmosphere and by the music itself. The release itself is a primarily instrumental one, which is neither a good thing nor a bad thing. The vocals on this release are good, which could be a let down to some as they do not appear too often. However, the lack of vocals is made up for by the amazing guitar work. Gary does a very good job, he changes it up often to keep you interested in this album, in fact, he changes it up a lot. Another thing that caught my ears was the great drums. The drums flow extraordinarily well throughout this album. They fit and capture the atmosphere perfectly.

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published 03.03.2012 | Comments (13)

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Susan - 22.01.2012 at 01:40  
Rating: 9 One of the most beautiful and incredible sludge albums released in 2011. Sadly, very underrated. Check out if you like great atmosphere.
InnerSelf - 22.01.2012 at 04:17  
Rating: 9 I most certainly love this
BloodTears - 22.01.2012 at 12:31  
Rating: 9 Loved this one as well. Step into the "Mecca" of 2011 sludge.
Marcus - 22.01.2012 at 23:03  
 
Written by Susan on 22.01.2012 at 01:40

Check out if you like great atmosphere.

That's all it took for me to give this a listen. I liked it a lot and usually I never listen to sludge (or whatever you wanna call it).
BoxCar Willy - 20.02.2012 at 05:53  
Rating: 9 Anyone know where I can get this?
MeloDeathViking - 24.02.2012 at 18:29  
Rating: 8
Written by BoxCar Willy on 20.02.2012 at 05:53

Anyone know where I can get this?


There are links here http://alaskan.bandcamp.com/album/adversity-woe
BoxCar Willy - 24.02.2012 at 21:18  
Rating: 9
Written by MeloDeathViking on 24.02.2012 at 18:29

Written by BoxCar Willy on 20.02.2012 at 05:53

Anyone know where I can get this?


There are links here http://alaskan.bandcamp.com/album/adversity-woe

Thanks!
MeloDeathViking - 24.02.2012 at 22:47  
Rating: 8
Written by BoxCar Willy on 24.02.2012 at 21:18

Written by MeloDeathViking on 24.02.2012 at 18:29

Written by BoxCar Willy on 20.02.2012 at 05:53

Anyone know where I can get this?


There are links here http://alaskan.bandcamp.com/album/adversity-woe

Thanks!


No problem. Defintitely worth checking out. Gonna download it from bandcamp when i get home from work. I actually have a lot to get from band camp when I get home, including some of the metalgaze nominees. Bandcamp = Awesome!
BoxCar Willy - 02.03.2012 at 21:20  
Rating: 9 Great stuff!
-DC-002- - 03.03.2012 at 02:41  
  Very cool album. To bad it didn't get more exposure, but now it lurks in obscurity and is truly klvt bought it off bandcamp. They said I could pay nothing so I paid $3, put that in your pipe and smoke it.

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