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Thee Plague of Gentlemen : Thee Plague of Gentlemen

This Belgian sludge doom outfit from Ghent already exists for several years, but despite their overwhelming live gigs and the unquestionable heaviness of their sound, they remain relatively unknown. I got to know them in their gig with Electric Wizard and Warhorse in my hometown. Needless to say that when you are able to open for such ultraheavy doomsters, you are not a pussy band.

In this short but powerful demo, the band displays its many virtues. Imagine the relentless heaviness of Warhorse, the psychedelic atmosphere of Electric Wizard and vocals that range from more 'normal' ones to psychotic screams like those in Burning Witch. The occational calmer parts with psychedelic effects reminded me of Unearthly Trance, another promising underground band in the same style. The groove is - of course - 'Sabbath all the way. Some furious accelerations like in the last track of this demo, distinguish them perhaps from the aforementioned bands.

All in all a promising demo from an interesting underground band. Now I'm waiting for their webpresence and hope that they are able to do some promotion to make their name better known among the fans, which certainly wouldn't do any harm.

Band contact: email to serpentcult26@hotmail.com or hellfiller@hotmail.com

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Motown Misfortune
2. As Cold as They Come
3. Ghostic Revelation
4. Razorpollen

Duration : Approx. 33 minutes

Visit the Thee Plague of Gentlemen bandpage.

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