Sunday, October 17, 2010

" Slough Feg - The animal spirits " review and download + video

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    Let me get this outta the way real quick, I fucking love Slough Feg. They deserve a lot more credit than they get for being one of the few "true" modern heavy metal bands. This shit is straight from the 80's styled heavy metal, but with amazing production quality and innovated song writing that sometimes even surprises one.
    Now onto the album, the LP starts out strong with "Trick the Vicar", as it delves deep into heavy doom-influenced riffs and heavy strutting triplets. It quickly moves through the short two songs into the instrumental "Materia Prima", a song with as much western and classical rock'n'roll influence as it has heavy metal influence, the song boggles back and forth between tempos, from the clunky doom riffs and the strangly western to an almost speed metal like crescendo at around the 2:30 point. The majority of the next songs on the album continue the slower style that they seem to have adopted with Ape Uprising. Not that I'm complaining it was a solid album. The album gets a little cheesy the farther down it gets, it goes from some strange strung out ballads like in "hardworlder" and "the tell tale heart" and if it hadn't been for "kon tiki" seperating those two from the lame acoustic intro of "second coming" well... I just don't know what I'd do. The last song on the album, "tactical air war" is for sure the fastest, almost speed metal territory, very speed metal-y riffs but the drums just don't reach the token beat.
   Overall I think it's a good album. It's not great, not going to sugar coat it, the first song was awesome, set me up for disappointment, If only the whole album had been like that it could have been the next "hardworlder" or "traveller" but in this case the album just didnt really do it for me. That's not to discredit it though, definitely listen to this band, they're great. This album while deliver as well. As a token of my awesomeness, I've uploaded the album to mediafire [for speedy downloadin fool] with fixed tags, and I've uploaded a youtube video for your viewing pleasure.

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  1. Slough Feg is unlike most heavy metal I've heard. I personally love their sound. Strikes me as melodic. Thanks much for the download, DoI.

  2. Hell ya been a while since I heard any heavy metal I liked that wasn't 20+ years old. Thx for the up.

  3. Thanks for the download man! You never cease to provide and feed my music addiction! Thank you! :D

  4. interesting sound id say. Good use of the guitar and vocals are half bad but seems like hes talking not singing?

  5. Check out the new posts?
    Lovin' that metal though.

  6. Interesting. I prefer Scandinavian stuff myself, but this takes me back.

  7. Diggin your jam. Thanks for the post!