Right, so there’s this dude at work, he’s into some seriously heavy music. So one day recently he says to me “hey Aaron, you ever hear of a band called Slugdge?” He spelled it for me. I had not heard of them. “I think you’d like it, the music is very Mastodon with death metal elements, with good clean vocals and the screams/growls aren’t too over the top either. Oh, and the songs are all about slugs and snails.”
Of course I was interested.
He loaned me The Cosmic Cornucopia, which contains all three of their albums to that point: Born Of Slime, Gastronomicon, and Dim And Slimeridden Kingdoms.
I played them all in a row and I have to say, they’re brilliant. A lot of time, gimmick-y bands get annoying, the schtick gets old. Not these guys. This is solid death-like metal, the way it should be done. This is two guys from England making one helluva great noise. It’s maybe not for everyone, but I had a blast listening to it.
Also, I love their song titles, many of them plays on famous songs: Spore Ensemble, Pellet In The Head, Unchained Malady, Dark Side Of The Shroom, The Sound Of Mucus, Eyehatesalt, Pod Hates Us All… you get the idea. So awesome.
Slugdge. GET YOU SOME!
And hold the salt.