Sumeru – Sumeru
Self released – 2013
Rock, Metal, Doom, Stoner, Core, Southern
Aussie five-piece metal band Sumeru sound like a garbage truck outside your window two hours before your alarm goes off. Wait … no. They sound like a garbage truck hauling dumpsters outside your hated enemy’s bedroom window three hours before the bastard is set to wake up. Or maybe it sounds like the bastard losing a fight with a garbage truck outside anybody's bedroom window. Any way you slice it, the garbage truck wins. Sumeru IS that garbage truck. Simply put, Sumeru sounds like brutal and hard-won victory. Their debut self-titled EP contains four brisk cuts which bludgeon with a pounding rhythm section and eviscerate with a sandblasting two guitar attack. Sumeru is new enough and the EP short enough to only give a glimpse of what they have to offer, but first impressions are of a band capable of southern-tinged Down-sized riffs with a hardcore edge. One thing is certain, this baby moves with groove at a solid pace, mowing down any and all obstacles in its way, including that hated enemy of yours. And when you see that hated enemy peeking his or her dreary head with its confused, frowning face out the window, beat your chest to a soundtrack of Sumeru.
(Written by Lucas)