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HMLTD - The Worm
The Worm
Apr 11

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Queens of the Stone Age - Emotion Sickness
A great return from one of my favorite bands of the 21st century; "Emotion Sickness" is very QOTSA, but in a good way. Not only because I needed new material from the band, but also because it combines some of the best qualities from the band’s last three records. The production is still very much reminiscent of "Villains", but in a more organic (to the band) way and mixed with what can be heard on "…Like Clockwork", which is logical since this is the ... read more

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation
Even if you're not a metalhead, you'd have to acknowledge that this is one of King Gizzard's best albums yet. "PetroDragonic Apocalypse" completely surpassed any expectations that were to be held after its two singles. Paradoxically, "Gila Monster" and "Dragon" are amongst the best tracks on this record. Mightily enhanced by the track listing's context, they are the incredible pay-off to an ever-building album of incredible riffs, complex rhythmic arrangements, ... read more
Squid - O Monolith
For whatever reason the first Squid album went a little over my head. But because I knew how much some of my friends loved it and since all three singles were excellent, I was very excited for this new record. (On a side-note: I also pre-ordered the bundle with the "Bright Green Field" Glow in the Dark vinyl. So, I'll definitely revisit that.) Now that "O Monolith" is out, I gotta say, I might even be a little disappointed. There's a specific reason why: The singles ... read more
Susanne Sundfør - blómi
An airy, lively, naturalistic and romantic folk record full of beautiful melodies and intricate instrumentals. It might be a cliché thing to say, but I can just feel the energy of Susanne Sundfør's home country Norway all over "blómi". The only time I don't is the only misstep in the tracklist: "Ṣānnu Yārru Lī", where the German spoken-word (to a German) and the abstract instrumentation become kind of annoying after a while. The intro and outro both ... read more
HMLTD - West of Eden
HMLTD's debut album is easily one of the most overlooked albums in its genre of the decade so far as it can even be seen kind of a precursor to what some other post-punk bands would go on to do shortly after. Well, except for the band‘s insane range of genre flavours on display here. Despite the stylistical disjointedness, wild twists and head-scratching theatricals, the album is held together by its strong focus on songwriting and an undeniable charisma.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Gila Monster
King Gizzard’s newest single sadly doesn’t offer anything new to the band’s catalogue. This wouldn’t be a problem if the execution of the song wouldn’t be as lacklustre as it is: The band’s trademark Woos feel very misplaced and the energy and liveliness of the live performance doesn’t translate onto this studio version.


In an effort to clean up the mess that is my rating system/scale to myself at the moment, I’m going to round up or down all .5-ratings. By taking this step, I hope to make better and more sustainable decisions upon my (first) reviews.
nice reviews!


SLOTH-SOUND is a German music blog focusing on the music interests of main author Oskar Vier.

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