donderdag 13 september 2012

Lords of Bastard – Cuddles

Lords of Bastard – Cuddles
Bang Mountain Records – 2012
Rock, Stoner, Sludge, Grunge, Noise
Rated: ****

The nowadays four Scottish freaks from Lords of Bastard have released their sophomore album called Cuddles and aptly describe it as ‘haunting gibberish’. But instead of it being unintelligible rock’n roll chatter; it’s actually an only seemingly chaotic journey to places where no man has gone before. And through that endless void, apart from all the rocks, debris and asteroids, we travel with them in heart and sound and after time make sense of it all. For this is a trip best not taken alone. This is new age sludge mixed with a bit of heavy grunge, noise and stoner; but with an ever-present twist. They propel their chucking riffs, hacking rhythms and viscose vocals with otherworldly keys and with an equally eerie atmosphere all around. And the apparent whimsical nature of the songs only lasts for a turn or two after which the new empire becomes visible. The Lords have built a new cathedral!

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