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Eyehategod : In the Name of Suffering

If I had a gun pointed to my head and had to describe the sound of Eyehategod in one word, I would say: ugly. Other words that spring to mind are: Hate-filled, misanthropic, dirging sludge metal.

This is some dirty, hideous music that was no doubt spawned on the spot and with heavy drug usage. The whole album sounds like one long jam session broken up into songs with heavy squealing feedback. If you have never experienced the sound of sludge before, expect a slow, heavily distorted, heavy, droning mass of sound that is comparable to crawling through the trenches on the western front in World War 1. It is a suffocating sound to say the least, and Eyehategod alongside Grief are probably the masters of this particular misanthropic brand of music. The music is driven - unsurprisingly - by guitars that actually, as much as I hate the word, sound groovy, with huge hints towards the godfathers of metal, Black Sabbath. The guitars churn out their dirty sound backed by a low end wall of sound provided by the bass and the drums, whilst over the top of it all, vocals are spewed forth by Mike Patton, who rants and raves about the depravity and filth of humans, most of which is unintelligible, which is probably a good thing as they are no doubt drug induced, insane rantings. With song titles being what they are, and lyrics along the lines of "Throat dried out/No more alcohol to vomit/Skin dried up/Sick cunt slut/Tied up on the floor/I lose myself on Sundays", you know you're in for something special (albeit misanthropic to the extreme) with Eyehategod.

This is definitely recommended for fans of extremely dirty music and for fans of sludge but make no mistake, this is doom.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Depress
2. Man Is Too Ignorant To Exist
3. Shinobi
4. Pigs
5. Run It Into The Ground
6. Godsong
7. Children Of God
8. Left To Starve
9. Hostility Dose
10. Hit A Girl

Duration : Approx. 55 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Scott Wickens
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