|Label:||Roadburn / Burning World Records|
Slomatics know all you fans of turtle slow, low end, fuzzy, drop E slab-shagging music have been good boys and girls this year, so they went and made an album that nearly made my cock explode it got that stiff.
Recorded on the actual asteroid that hit Earth to wipe out all the dinosaurs 90 million years ago, Slomatics, after finishing their 35min set, used an obsidian axe to slash a hole in time and fucked off into the future to present day Belfast. There, they sent the recorded groin-crushing grooves to mother fucking James Plotkin who Multiple Miggs 'spider webs' you right in the face with another genius masterclass in producing the sound of a galaxy being stabbed to death.
These guys like taking it easy; Sourvein, Eyehategod, Melvins, Conan, Electric Wizard are obvious reference points but as a band they stand alone. Big drums, two axes making fuzzed out glorious doom chants and a vocal that sounds quite terrifyingly different to what you might expect make 'A Hocht' a big fucking sexually reptilian voluptuous distorted munteriffic war beast of an album. The cover is also epic as fuck. Purchasing the vinyl will also make you cry blood tears of joy with its yummy see-thru coloured vinyl.
From opener 'Inner Space' (The sound of something massive trying to burst into our dimension from another to pump your maw) to 'Tramontane' (seven minutes of being flung about like a wet tracky by a demonic drum kit), it sounds like someone just punching you in the balls with a smile on their face. Or the fanny. Then we get this wee sweet song for our baws and fanny to recover ('Blackwood'), then it's back to a tune that had me having a daydream wank to visions of woolly armoured mammoths battling with Spartans on Mars, while giant naked chicks played double bass guitars. If you are young and reading my shit, I blame your fucking parents for not keeping an eye you. But, your patter will be amazing so it all balances out. Listening to this album will also command your body to actually grow a Brian Blessed beard overnight, so be careful ladies.
Posted: Sat 1 September 2012