A horrible hack

Nightslug

Loathe

Year Released: 2015
Format: LP
Label: Broken Limbs - Dry Cough - Lost Pilgrims
 
Reviewed by Kunal Nandi on Jan 6, 2016
Nightslug sound like my kind of scumbags: angry and drunken. Initially sold to me as a doom band, I would say they’re more schizo-phonic than that seeing as how the first two tracks positively stomp by before any major let-up in tempo occurs. My main takeaway is that they sound like Unsane (i.e. good) if they downtuned a bunch of steps (i.e. gooder) and layered on some extra filth on the distortion (i.e. goodest). I’m also getting a Fistula (of the past few years) vibe off this. This is sludge congealed in my favourite kind of mould, with an almost hardcore punk-like stripped-down approach plus an almost continuous set of deceptively simple and smart riffs that make for a nasty, negative and surprisingly fun time.

Nightslug
Dry Cough (UK) / Lost Pilgrims (FR) / Broken Limbs (US)


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