Sun Below (Sun Below)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Sounds Like: Sleep, Dopelord, Twin Wizard
The debut album from Toronto-based sludge trio is an ambitious album that churns out an hour and 10 minutes of raw sludge jamming
According to Sun Below, this is a concept album that follows a character, the Holy Drifter, on his journeys throughout time
The vocals of guitarist Jason Craig will not wow you, but they fit right in with his raw and echo driven style
The riffs are thick throughout with a touch of psychedelia and the percussion is down right heavy. It's a massive sound that isn't over produced as it captures the band in pure form
Sun Below don't shy away from their influences, in fact they embrace them. The sludge doom is raw as fuck, kind of like early Sleep, then they pick up the pace once in a while like Twin Wizard
1. Chronwall Neanderthal 4:34
2. Holy Drifter 14:24
3. Shiva Sativa 4:11
4. Green Visions 5:56
5. Bong Psalm 3:56
6. Kinetic Kief 4:24
7. Doom Stick 3:35
8. Twin Worlds 18:00
9. Solar Burnout 12:24
The opening track will lure you in. Vocalist Jason Craig showcases a bit of anger in his singing. It's a great upbeat sludge tune to kick things off.
This is 18 minutes of psychedelic sludge... need we say more.
Bloom Sour by Hudson Valley Brewing in Beacon, NY. If you fancy sours, you'll want to pick up some of this. This 8% Sour is hazy with a plum colored body with a strong fruity aroma and taste. A great pairing with Sun Below.
Sun Below are:
Jason Craig - Guitars and Vocals
Will Adams - Drums and Backing Vocals
Garrison Thordarson - Bass and Backing Vocals