Saturday, July 21, 2007
SLOTH - THE VOICE OF GOD (2001)
What the fuck is goin' on around here (© Mike Muir)? It almost seems like G.O.M.E. is suddenly in the business of providing strictly good time rock & roll. Stoner rock, whiskey rock, desert rock, it's all present and accounted for...but where's the angst? Where's the agony? Where's the relentless grind and despair that makes us hate any and all creatures, including puppies and baby geese?
Look no further, sludgefucks. The UK's SLOTH deliver all your doomsday needs on this 2001 debut (unfortunately their only album). To the GOMErs out there that don't particularly dig this brand of "stoner doom", I need to point out that the SECOND most downloaded album on G.O.M.E. is EYEHATEGOD's Take as Needed for Pain. This one's for those guys. I'd probably compare SLOTH to SLEEP before I'd compare them to EYEHATEGOD, if only because of the blues influence and emphasis on groove. Overall, it's a great rock record, and should hold the more sullen chapter of the G.O.M.E. faithful over 'til I can come up with some new WARHORSE or WIZARD boots.
2. Lord of the Gallows
4. Into the Sun
5. Green Magick
6. The Voice of God
7. Casting the Circle