"Seven Sisters of Sleep" (Southern Lord; 2011)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Bruising Los Angeles squad Seven Sisters of Sleep administer a smorgasbord of caustic sludge hardcore on their eponymous eight-track excursion.

Dark and heavy, this album rumbles with damaging low-end ferocity (“Passed Out Standing”), carefully treading the line between volatile hardcore punk (“Swamp”) and oppressive sludge metal (“Tide is Rising”).

Mixing slowcore tempos into the mayhem to give off a NOLA-esque metallic edge (“Christmas Morning”), Seven Sisters of Sleep have created a familiar yet rewarding brand of unsettling music drawn from a wide pallet of abrasive aggression and uncompromising heaviness.

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Rating: B+. 

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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