Monday, February 16, 2015

Algoma - Reclaimed by the Forest

Algoma is a three piece band from Garden River/Sault Ste Marie. Members include Darby Wiigwaas - Guitar/Vocals, Kevin Campbell - Bass/Vocals, JV - Drums. Genre is described as Sludge/Doom/Stoner.

Reclaimed by the Forest album released on Dead Beat Media October 8th 2014. This recording is made up of six tracks. Gritty and rough edged are my first thoughts. Bed Sores, comes in with heavy distorted bass and a creepy sample. I get the sense of doom and sludge permeating through this entire opus. If I have to describe it, I would say this is like Black Sabbath meets Neurosis. The title track 'Reclaimed By The Forest' is a perfect example of that aspect. Tertiary Syphilis is tainted with a good amount of punk rock influences. It is a gut punching, face in the dirt type of song. Adding to all the madness are all the clever song titles, "Get On, Git" and "Fell Down a Well" are good candidates. 

As far as production, it is not the best, but I think the raw and dirty grit is needed for projecting their style of music.
If you like your metal sludgy, raw and dirty than look no further, add this one to your collection. ~Artemortifica

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