Monday, June 20, 2011
Black Freighter / Planks — German Sludgecore Avalanche (2010)
I've had these records in my library for a while now but never got around to posting them, and since I recently posted a few albums that blur the genres of sludge/hardcore/black metal I decided to finally lump these two into one post . Germany's sludge and hardcore scenes are full of excellent bands so when the genres collide it's always a treat. Here's two powerful, abrasive sludge/hardcore records from 2010 you'll want to check out if you're a fan of Celeste, Time to Burn, Cursed, Buried Inside, Black Ships, Young and In The Way, Amenra, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Irreversible, Perth Express, etc.
Black Freighter - Graves And Monuments (2010)
Full Length, Vendetta Records
May 14th, 2010
Nice crusty vocals and hectic drumming lay the groundwork for this record. Leaning more towards the hardcore end of things at times (similar to Buried Inside), the majority of Graves And Monuments is on the faster-paced side of things, occasionally slowing down for some crushing, wandering sludge riffs. It's too bad they split-up.
Planks - The Darkest of Grays (2010)
Full Length, Per KoroOctober 30th, 2010
Planks take more of a Amenra/Young and In The Way/Celeste approach to the sludgecore mashup and it works well. Some songs begin with a short sample but all contain piles of dark atmosphere draped over dissonant sludgey hardcore riffs, rasps and yells, and solid drumming. Equal parts furious hardcore energy and brooding Amenra-esque doom, this is a fucking great album.