23:14 - Apothecary Pretty much lol, and I mean think of where sludge originated too: New Orleans. That's really all that needs to be said
23:10 - no one i think the raw ugly drunk rasping vocals suits the genre just fine, it's meant for rowdy drunk metal heads anyway isn't it?
23:07 - Apothecary So, uh, new Plebeian Grandstand is awesome? Especially this track [link] , sounds like some fucking evil "blackened drone" or something
23:00 - Karlabos Indeed. i don't get why is it commom sense that sludge singers must all sound like a drunk bad thrash wannabe vocalist. the only bands i like on the genre are the ones with vocals as far away as that as possible
22:48 - TrueMetalJope IMO it's rather: typical sludge vocals < all other vocals : -)
II is pretty much what I thought it would be... 40 minutes or so of ugly, foul blackened sludge. Only instead of 6-7 tracks they crafted two 20 minute double-epics, tossing in some groovy psychedelia to boot. Rawr.
I've decided that this album is on par with Abyssal's recent effort, if not just a smidgen better. Truly outstanding work here, and to top it off (and to agree with just about everyone who's commented on the artwork), goddamn that is some fine artwork.