Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Immolate - "Ruminate" CD

This Australian 3-piece are less metallic than I'd expected, but that's not a bad thing. With a simple and sludgy sound, Immolate's punk-meets-doom metal tunes are thick and primitive, with elements of noise rock and stoner metal. Like a grimy collision of Scratch Acid, Motorhead, and Queens Of The Stone Age, Immolate's driving and chaotic songs are given an appropriately raw mixdown by one of the masters, Billy Anderson. Some solid work here, and even if most of the songs sound the same, these guys are on the right track. (Impedance Records Australia)