In case you missed it, Svbterranean released the first of three planned Summer of Sludge compilations last month. These comps aim to compile some of the best sludge/doom/post-metal around and give you readers something to jam all summer long. The first volume was met with some pretty positive reception, and we are sure the second volume will too.
So now we present Summer of Sludge Volume Two, which features nearly 90 minutes of all the doom and gloom you can handle. Below you will find the official track listing and stream of the compilation via Bandcamp. An alternative download link can be found HERE in case all of the free Bandcamp downloads are used up for the month. Remember, if you like any of the artists featured on this comp series, please make sure to support them in any way you can.
Summer of Sludge Volume Three will be released on August 1.
With the entire world on edge and in a constant state of uncertainty and anxiety, the average Joe will turn to music as a means of catharsis. Some will satiate their anger and disdain with the most aggressive and abrasive sounds they can find. Others will quell the flame inside with sounds of a softer, more graceful nature. The latter criteria is probably best fulfilled by the little genre known as post-rock. With its use of restraint, shimmering instrumentation and buildups to climaxes of arresting, soaring beauty, post-rock is arguably the most qualified candidate for those looking to just “let go”.
This is where Pennsylvania’s Heron and their debut full-length, You Are Here Now, comes in. Their calming, introspective brand of instrumental rock effectively reduces the tumult of the outside world, as well as that of inner strife, to a dull whisper. Thanks in part to its glossy instrumentation, smooth pace and atmospheric fervor, You Are Here Now is a welcomed addition to the post-rock canon.