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Thee Plague of Gentlemen : Primula Pestis

Slow, slower, slower than hell. Heavy, heavier, heavier than hell. You have to listen to this record to understand what I am talking about. Yep, this is the latest effort by TPOG. and it will drive you straight towards your worst nightmares for sure. Guitars like razors, haunted atmospheres, vocals that sound like a creeping angry lament of an imprisoned demon… This record really does not contain the kind of mundane music that you might like to listen to. If you are into sludge stuff (Burning Witch, Grief, Soulpreacher etc.) then you should definitely check this record out as it is probably the best release in this genre for the year 2005.

Although I am not so much into this stuff, the amazing riffing and the dark atmosphere of the album drove me to listen to it again and again. Everything that anyone could expect from a sludge record can be found here. The difference is that TPOG. has the ability to create to-the-point music even when they become slower than hell or when they get into those electric fast breaks enforced by screaming razor-vocals. I actually prefer their slow parts and, believe me, they really know how to fill them with great riffs.

Well, what else can I write? Pray to your sludge demons and go for this record now!

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Greek Fire
2. Your Love Is King (Of The Dead)
3. The Ocean Has No Sides
4. Pressure & Time
5. As Cold As They Come
6. Motown Misfortune
7. The Hidden Elixir

Duration : Approx. 43 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Chris Papadakis
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