Thursday, April 12, 2018

Leechfeast - Neon Crosses (2018)

Leechfeast just revel in that filthy nasty sounding Sludge Doom, and that's exactly what you get with "Neon Crosses". Four tracks of sluggishly slow doom dirges soaked in tar-like grime and heaps of refuse. It's disgusting and dirty, and that's what makes it so appealing. This is the kind of sludge doom that I go looking under rocks for sure. It's definitely slimy in nature, but there is also an ethereal quality to it as well. The mood and tone can change from being ghastly and almost demonic to haunting and atmospheric. Regardless, Leechfeast batter their riffs with agonizing cruelty, set to the dragging pace of a snail under a dying red sun.
The guitars and bass on this have a thick distorted wall of slime, that slowly discharges itself from an infected oozing wound. The edges are draped with feedback, while these detuned riffs play along to the down tempo beats. The drums on "Neon Crosses" are pretty fucking minimal, but in a brutish caveman battle doom sort of way. The vocals are sickening and jagged, with the texture of rusty barbed wire. They definitely fall more on the Blackened Sludge Doom spectrum of vocals.
Overall I really fucking dug this. The art on this album cover really fits the feeling and sound on "Neon Crosses". I highly recommend this! Cheers! -Samir

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