B.O.W. & Disarmament Records: Gallery!
according to crust-demos: “a sludge/crust metal band from Los Angeles, USA and this is their web release demo recorded in 2009: It comes with nice artwork done by the bassist of the band and the package includes the lyrics. Music wise this is doom/sludge with moments of crusty flavor and delivers a blending of Black Sabbath riffs (check Soulkrusher’s opening and bridge riffs and most of guitar work in other songs, there is always a Sabbath feeling everywhere), Skaven’s heaviness and Dystopia’s intensity, (these bands are mentioned in their myspace as inspiration). The six tracks move in slow pacing and last over 28 minutes, singers throaty yells/screams fit nicely,lyrics are pessimistic and dark is it is expected and the sound quality is excellent. “
ricecooker note: GALLERY is awesome man! Surely one of the best bands plying the new return to stench-core of yore and then some. Looking at their myspace page, they looked pretty young to me and the songs here tell me the influences are varied; from heavy-howlin’ psychedelic stoner grooves to darkest crust; all added into the stench-some cauldron. The thing is, this is just a demo release. I just hope the upcoming proper release would keep the dirt and rust and the crawling terror intact. Can’t wait to hear more!