MetalBite Review by Anna on 9/7/2011
This is the third full-length from Australian Sludge/Doom outfit Clagg
. Their formula is simple- crushingly heavy guitars, thundering drums, powerful phlegmish vocals delivered at a steady and sometimes lethargic pace.
There’s groove with a slight “apocalyptic” tendency, but my main “takeaway” from this is the presence of Clagg
. The feeling I get is that this is a band with clear intentions, with a clear idea about who and what they are. I sense that artistically, they’re not doing anything for anyone but themselves. There’s a sense of power and fearlessness.
I do feel there’s a little room for improvement- perhaps more variety or to simply fine-tuning things. Otherwise this is pretty solid. If you’re into this style of music, you might want to check this out.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 7.9 out of 10