Exposé Online banner

Various Artists — Addicted Blues
(Addicted Label BNiL 692, 2014, CD / DL)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2018-11-04

Addicted Blues Cover art

Addicted Blues is a three-way split of metal / stoner rock / sludge doom by Ukranian band Torf, Russian band Thy Grave, and Finlanders Sixpackgods. Just the band names and the album artwork are sufficient clues as to what you will experience on this compilation, though I am clueless as to how the album title Addicted Blues relates to the music. Torf presents four tracks of heavily distorted guitars, wordless vocals, demonic laughter, and slimy sonic sludge. The Sixpackgods provide three stoner rock tracks of barely understandable shouted, distorted, and chanted song titles, heavy beats, and bass riffs. Plus the self-titled “Sixpackgods” is an experimental track of scraping sounds and rhythmic drumming. The album closes with two tracks of demonic screams and dark distorted and filthy gothic sludge rock by Thy Grave. And what I found a bit comical is that at the end of “Rotting from Within” the vocalist starts coughing, probably from straining his vocal chords to sound like a demented Cookie Monster. If you are a fan of doom metal / sludge rock, Addicted Blues is for you.


Filed under: New releases, 2014 releases

Related artist(s): Various Artists

More info
http://noname666.bandcamp.com/album/addicted-blues

Latest news

2019-03-20
Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives – Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack. RVNG Int'l label Freedom to Spend is bringing this overlooked item to broader attention with a deluxe reissue. » Read more

2019-03-03
Seaprog 2019 Lineup Almost Complete – The Seaprog festival in Seattle is scheduled for June 7-9 this year, and they've announced their lineup of performers. The revitalized Trettioåriga Kriget will cap Friday night, perennial favorites Marbin are on Saturday, and District 97 will finish off the fest on Sunday night. In support, they've booked a stellar variety of artists from the Northwest and around the world, including EchoTest, Markus Reuter and Trey Gunn, and the live debut of the amazing Troot project. » Read more

2019-02-21
You Can Be Part of an Ambient Electronic Project – The Gesture of History is a new electronic project put together by Sam Rosenthal of Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Steve Roach, and violist Sam Shadow. The music started as an instrumental track Rosenthal was working on for a Black Tape album, but took on a life of its own and demanded further enhancements. The majority of the funds raised will go to manufacturing costs for LP and CD editions, as well as other items as detailed on the Kickstarter page. » Read more

2019-01-31
Keyboardist Ingo Bischof R.I.P. – Keyboard player Ingo Bischof, best known as the longtime keyboard player of German band Kraan, passed away on January 29th, 2019. Bischof was born January 2, 1951 in Berlin-Kreuzberg and joined Kraan in 1975. » Read more

2019-01-11
Jazz Composer Mark Lomax, II Releases Epic 12CD Set – In addition to being a fine jazz drummer, Dr. Mark Lomax, II is a composer in residence at Ohio State University, where he has been very busy on the compositional front. The year 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship bringing African slaves to North America, and in commemoration of this, Lomax has produced 400: An Afrikan Epic, a 12 volume set of CDs featuring a variety of different musical ensembles. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Thomas Kugler - Lilith: The Rock Opera – Based on the play by Remy de Gourmont, this rock opera adaptation is composed by Kugler. It features God, Satan, Adam, Eve, Lilith, and various angels and assorted baddies. Instrumental backing is...  (2007) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues