September 13, 2012

Beastwars - Beastwars

Oil on canvas by Nick Keller.

Beastwars' self-titled debut album is back on Bandcamp. It had been taken off because of an impending vinyl release. Now the vinyl is out, and the Beastwars Bandcamp is again open for business. This is primal sludge, but not the heaviest you've ever heard, the riffs are more of the intricate kind. Memorable melodies, carried by a very deliberate stoner groove. Rock solid drumming and a seriously distorted bass. And a vocal that at times sounds almost as raw and distorted as that bass. Good stuff. Here is the review from The Obelisk that originally alerted me to the band.

Oil on canvas by Nick Keller.

Full Metal Attorney listed escapism in 7 Reasons I Listen to Metal. Well just check out that gorgeous and totally over the top Beastwars art by Nick Keller. It adorns the track When I'm King which is billed as "one of the first songs we ever wrote" and is available for free download here.

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