Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Shroud Eater



Miami based trio Shroud Eater claim to be influenced by late 70's heavy metal and 90's alternative, stoner and sludge rock. The opener "We are beasts" opens with punchy drum beats that remind me of Helmet and early 90's Prong only more laid back and with perhaps a more punctuated rhythm. The guitars are choppy and thick as they lay a solid foundation. The vocals are rough, cutting and fit in perfectly. "Vesuvius" blasts on with a similar drum sound as the previous track. This track offers up some quicker pace changes and they lather in even thicker riffs. Yet they keep dipping and dodging by throwing in slightly out of control vocals that keep the listener on their toes. The final track "Cyclone" is easily the heaviest and most stoner influences track here. It's a winding instrumental and is definitely the most aggressive. Shroud Eater bring a mix of 90's heavy music and more recent stoner influences. It's hard to tell a lot from just three songs, but I like what's hear. They may want to reconsider the production a little for the next time as a fuller sound would help them sound even better. Definitely a band to look out for in the future.

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