Monday, 9 February 2015

The Whorehouse Massacre - Altar Of The Goat Skull & VI (CD Review)

04.Buried In Darkness
05.Altar Of The Goat Skull
06.The Black Coast
07.Sewer Dreams
08.Big Mouth
09.Bowels Of Hell
10.End Of Mankind
11.Sassy Pants (Sloth cover)
12.The Temples of Perdition
13.Sob Story

W.P. (Guitars/Drums/Bass/Vocals)
K.H. (Bass)
K.M. (Guitar/Bass)

Scott Stearns Solo on Bowels of Hell

The Whorehouse Massacre are an unique force from Canada delving into suffocating, dense and frankly downright menacing doom/sludge metal. These guys are not here to enthrall you by playing groovy stoner tunes, but stick to their stoic and frighteningly massive method of hazy, hypnotic and overdrive stomp. Leads are ensconced in the miasmic texture of this monolith-in-motion, little rays of hope that don't get too far. The Whorehouse Massacre is a reminder to all of the sheer power this style of music possesses - not everything needs to be fast and technical. This one gets the job done by just its demeanour. 'Altar of the Goat Skull (2013)/VI' (2013) are the band's latest EPs rolled into one ceaseless album, released as a precursor to the debut full length coming soon on Transcending Obscurity.

Super fuzzed out, low end rumbles and distortion to die for, this is pure power, add to this slow pounding drums and a very evil vocal style and these 2 EP's sound like they were recorded at the same time, hence i guess why this release works as an album.

The cover of Sloths 'Sassy Pants' is top notch and fits well with the running order.

Looking forward to the "proper' album later this year.

Rating 9/10
For Fans Of: Sloth, Earth, Sunn 0))), Melvins

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