vrijdag 6 september 2013

Plöw – No Highness Below the Crown


Plöw – No Highness Below the Crown
Mighty Music / Self released – 2013
Rock, Metal, Post, Sludge, Stoner
Rated: ***

The Danish foursome Plöw has been making waves in their home country for a few years now and the rest of the world was pleased to hear their first self-titled release in 2010 and the sophomore effort Bicentennial Picnic in 2011. On their new album No Highness Below The Crown they continue forward on the road chosen but improving with every turn taken. With a production that suffers from a bit too much air they remain safely in the middle of everything sludge. And on those rare occasions they venture outside of the well-known realm the production can only just hold it together. It lacks a bit of earnest rawness and something that might reek of a few nights in the gutter. But still; the boys do leave us with one half of metal with a sludge twist and one half that moves more towards stoner related twitches and something more diverse or even doomy. And especially that second half seems to avoid those oncoming headlights with great jerks, lurches and yanks at the steering wheel. Great effort and something with a definite promise for the future!

(Written by JK)




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