Thursday, June 28, 2018
Medicine Noose - 7" (2018)
You know once those plodding drums, distorted bass, and feedback kick in this shit is going to be gnarly as fuck, and I was right. German Sludge/Doom peddlers Medicine Noose released this 7 inch earlier this year, but if you haven't heard it yet, this is some pissed hateful Sludge for sure. It has all the characteristics of 90s Sludge (think Grief, Noothgrush, and a sprinkle of Eyehategod), but it seems pretty fresh and just as mean. Definitely sound like these dudes are transplant from California from that era, but you get the point. It fucking rules, and makes me slowly bob my head to its infectious riffs.
The vocals and guitar are just spot on perfect for this kind of sound. It's just covered in sludge filth, from head to toe, and the band slowly moves along as if it's being dragged through gravel and broken glass. Agonizing, painful, and super fucking disgusting, this 7 inch is an instant mellow harsher if there was one. The band has a split 12 inch coming out in September with a band called Spewn, so I'm definitely looking forward to that. In the meantime, listen to this shit for sure! Only two tracks but still highly recommended! Cheers! -Samir