If you have been following us you know that we have been releasing free sludge/doom/post-metal/etc compilations all summer long. These comps aimed at showcasing the best the underground has to offer in terms of those aforementioned genres, and have been met with a decent amount of positive praise. Now that August in upon us, we must release the final volume of our 2017 compilation series.
We proudly present Summer of Sludge Volume Three, the final and arguably heaviest installment of the Summer of Sludge series. Once again we offer up 15 tracks and over 90 minutes of the heaviest and gloomiest sludge and doom we could find. 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 the free Bandcamp downloads are expended for the month. Remember, if you like any of the artists featured on this comp, please support them in any way you can.
Check out Volume One and Volume Two if you missed them.
As with every other music blog or publication, we at Svbterranean are obligated to give you our silly opinions on what were the top albums of the year. I could list every single release I enjoyed this year, but I am limited on patience and writing ability. So, I was able to narrow it down to a modest 30. These are records that, not limited to just metal and hardcore either, that stuck with me long after the initial listen. Feel free to peruse the list below and tell me how my opinion is bullshit, because I will probably agree with you.
After a couple of split and single releases, Budapest’s Oaken finally unleash their debut apocalyptic full-length record. The towering, bestial effort, aptly titled King Beast, is the culmination of roughly four years of steady sonic refinement. Since they released their debut single “The Hunter” in 2012, each subsequent release from the Hungarian quintet gotten more explorative and darker. Composed of menacing, leviathanic sludge infused with ominous atmospheres and hardcore grit and aggression, and armed with intelligent and poignant lyrics inspired by some of history’s most vile rulers, King Beast features Oaken‘s most dismal and enthralling compositions to date.
Hungarian dark, doom-laden hardcore act Oaken have announced the release of their new full-length record. The new effort will be titled King Beast (artwork above) and will be released on February 19 via Alerta Antifascista Records. The album’s track listing and official trailer can be seen after the break.