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Brusque (What’s Hidden Devours)

Crank this to 8.8 of 11

Released: 2020

Genre: Sludge, Post-Doom

Sounds Like: Bloodiest, Indian Handcrafts, Godflesh


Sludge duo Brusque have delivered a very dark and mesmerizing album in What’s Hidden Devours. Hailing from Paris, France the two-piece throw down some dirty sludge with tons of controlled distortion. The album at times has a unique industrial feel and emanates feelings of despair and anger, making for a great loner album.

The various back up vocals provided by guest musicians throughout the album inject great variety and add to the aura that is Brusque. The bottom line is if you want a different angle to your sludge, this is for you. They provide some unique sounds and creativity to the genre.

Tracklist: 1. Hell 06:39 2. Us 08:08 3. Red State 03:14 4. Playrole 06:06 5. Wild 08:32

Standout Track(s) The different styles of vocals on “Playrole” make this one a standout as they mix it up with some punk with desperation. The last half of the song just keeps building and building up to a massive wall of sonic distortion. The last cut “Wall” is a mammoth tune that bursts with Crowbar-like riffage and strong vocal work.

Adult Beverage Pairing

Try and grab some Sour Monkey by Pennsylvania-based  Victory Brewing. This one-of-a-kind sour American Wild Ale has such unique flavors of tart fruits. The whopping 9.5% ABV is goes unnoticed, which can be dangerous, but none the less pairs well with Whats Hidden Devours.



Vocal Performance

8.7 out of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage

9 out of 11

Captivation and Variety

8.7 out of 11

Weight of the Heavy

8.9 out of 11

Sludge Prowess

10.3 out of 11

Overall Album Flow

8.6 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics

8.7 out of 11

Production Value

8.8 out of 11


Final Thoughts What’s Hidden Devours is definitely a grower, it’s impossible to take in all the nuances after a couple of listens. Also, the industrial sludge nature to the album sounds grand when cranked up. Brusque will bring some added sludge variety to your rotation as these guys definitely explore other paths within this genre. Line-up: Drums : Clement Duboscq Guitar, Vocals : Jefferson Grégoire Thomas Bouvier : Bass on "Hell" and "Us" Duff Rodriguez : Bass on "Red State" and "Playrole" Jérémy Faucompret : Bass on "Wild" Morgane Félix : Vocals on "Playrole" William Lacalmontie : Vocals on "Wild" Elliot Selwood : Vocals on "Playrole"I gor Boyer : Back Vocals on "Hell" "Us" "Red State" and "Wild"

Follow Brusque: Bandcamp / Facebook


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