04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
02:14 - Karlabos yeah, sludge seems to be quite the thing nowadays. still beats the power metal trend from when i was a kid tho
It's the time of year for dishing out presents to spooking out your loved ones. The quirky Smohalla is ready to unleash their evil to add to the festive spirit and have agreed to give away two copies of their killer debut album Resilience.
All you need to do is head towards the competition page here for your chance to win.
You have two weeks to enter, as the competition closes on the 26th of December. Good luck!
"On The Backs Of Angels", a brand-new track from Progressive drama metal band Dream Theater can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
"On The Backs Of Angels" comes off the band's upcoming new album, entitled A Dramatic Turn Of Events, which will be released on September 12th through Roadrunner Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
A few days ago already, Canadian drone doomsters Nadja have launched a bandcamp page for digital music downloads, including a couple pay-what-you-want releases. You can stream and/or download full albums - 16 to be exact! - as well as separate songs from both Nadja and Aidan Baker's solo project.
All you have to do is name a price (with no minimum), and give away your e-mail address (you'll be added to the Broken Spine Productions mailing list, from which you can unsubscribe at any time) to download hours and hours of drone sweetness.