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Sloth (US) : 10th Anniversary 7''ep

The year is 2004 and it's been ten years since Sloth first appeared, at that time under the name Exploder (actually, the 'Exploder' 7" came out in 1993, but when listening to these guys ten might just as well be eleven). As usual the artwork is silly, though not as childish as usual. The album cover contains a happy rabbit mummy, an equally happy skeleton and a zombie puking up a chair.

The music is largely a collection of noise and occasionally some noisecore. It's very similar to many of their other works in the genre, like 'Graphic Training Aid' or their side of the 'CSMD/Sloth Split'. However, this 7" is far more monotonous than the other noisy ones. Even the track called 'Death Metal (not a Possessed-cover)' is a simple noisecore track. I assume the name comes from the lyrics which are basically repeating "death, metal" twice before the 45 second long track ends.

The cover of this anniversary celebration is hilarious, for those who like the humor. However, the remaining music is far from the best work by them. There are only 100 copies of this ep and none of them should be considered to be anything but a collectors item.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
I. Sausage Yard
II. Earth Pukes up the Dead
III. Death Kamp(f) Guard
IV. Death Metal (not a Possessed-cover)

Duration : Approx. 10 minutes

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Reviewed on 20-06-2007 by Arnstein Petersen
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