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Spancer : Countdown to Victory

"These times are controlled by hate and war…now it's time to behold the truth that all these diseases will be repeated again and again and forever." Spancer are angry, really angry. And what better way to vent their anger than playing sludge doom?

Only four tracks here, with an average length of 9 minutes! Slow, groovy riffs meet a solid rhythm section and a hateful vox which spits out its frustration and disappointment in anger. The ultra heavy guitar sound and the slow, "Sabbathical" riffs, reminded me more than once of the relentless heaviness of Warhorse, but this vocalist has stayed off the whiskey bottle -one must be in a sober and clear mental state during the sonic attack which aims at destroying this pitiful world.

Like an even more groovy and 'traditional' version of Eyehategod, Spancer attack the innocent listener with solid riffs, in your face vocals and a droning guitar sound. It feels good to hear a sludge doom track with German lyrics ('The Beat Goes On'). This raw sounding language lends itself perfectly to the ugliest, most hateful and in-your-face genre in the world. There are also some sonic experiments with guitar effects here and there, which add a new, interesting dimension to the pervasive sound. Not a single moment however do they stray off the path of heaviness and aggression. Respect!

Fans of Warhorse, Burning Witch and of course Eyehategod and Grief, rejoice. There is still more than enough hate in the sludgy doom world.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Receive My Firestorm
2. Master File God
3. Asunder
4. The Beat Goes On

Duration : Approx. 37 minutes.

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kostas Panagiotou
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