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13 : Hollow

Except for the demos, this is the only release by 13 that features them and only them. It contains only two tracks which last only a little over 4 minutes each. But taking into account the fact that they have only released a little over 10 songs in total, we can consider this an important release in their discography.

Being one of the first sludge/doom bands, their sound is unique compared to their contemporaries. The music is simple, raw and crushingly slow. Still it has this way to sound grooving at the same time. Music that is best enjoyed while hanging your head and headbanging at a slow pace.

The vocalist, or vokiller as the core vocalists are often called, is a lady with the name Alicia Morgan. It's hard to imagine without actually hearing this, but she does just as good a job as any of her male counterparts. The grim vocals are truly a good addition to this filthy music.

Despite having a close relationship with Eyehategod, 13 has a sound that lies much closer to bands like Grief and Noothgrush. As they have also played a role in the creation of sludge/doom as we know it, it is almost a must for a sludge fan to get hold of at least one 13 release.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Hollow
2. Bound

Duration : 8 minutes

Visit the 13 bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-2005 by Arnstein Petersen
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