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Sloth (US) : E.Pluribus Interuptus

This is a question you probably never have asked yourself and if you did then you'd probably expect the answer is 'nothing'. Which is wrong. The question is: What do The Simpsons have in common with doom? And the answer is: This demo of course.

When you're looking at a doom metal band you really don't expect humour and especially not humour about yellow parody people. The first track contains a few audio clips from The Simpsons, but it is mostly about what seems to be a kids' song. The second track on the other hand is nearly 6 minutes of different pieces from The Simpsons. Most, if not all, come from episode 2 on season 5: 'Cape Feare'. It's the one where Sideshow Bob attempts to murder Bart. The rest of the tracks are Simpson-free.

I must admit that this demo isn't actually a doom metal release although track 5 is a sludge doom track and the background music on track 2 is quite doomy. The others vary between slightly sludgy hardcore to thrash/metalcore. They do still however have the filthy straight-from-the-gutter sound with a humorous bounce that is so typical for Sloth.

It seems to me that Sloth does what they want to exactly when they want to. Their 'whatever' attitude is probably what makes their music so innovative. They simply don't put the slightest effort into making music that pleases anyone but themselves.

This release is probably more interesting to hardcore or non-doom sludge fans. However it must be said that if you can get hold of it, then do. The lack of possible comparisons makes this a highly interesting release in any case. Besides, the last track really is interesting for Eyehategod fans.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Last Temptation of Stroker Ace
2. Left Handed Astronaught
3. R.S.V.P.
4. Loaded
5. At The End .P.

Duration : Approx. 18 minutes

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Reviewed on 09-02-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
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