Album Reviews

Slough Feg – Digital Resistance Review

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Released by: Metal Blade Records

Release Date: February 18th, 2014

Genre: Celtic/Metal

Links: http://sloughfeg.com/

 

Tracklist:

1.Analogue Avengers / Bertrand Russell’s Sex Den

2.Digital Resistance

3.Habeas Corpsus

4.Magic Hooligan

5.Ghastly Appendage

6.Laser Enforcer

7.The Price Is Nice

8.Curriculum Vitae

9.The Luddite

10.Warrior’s Dusk

 

The Lord Weird Slough Feg, to give them their full moniker. A unique band that sound like no one else and belong alongside cherished cult bands like Manilla Road and Cirith Ungol. They have a sound they can call their own which if pushed to describe incorporates Thin Lizzy classic early heavy metal and a strong folk influence oh and they are eccentric!

A look at the song titles attests to this, is there a better song title than ‘ Analogue Avengers / Bertrand Russell’s sex den’? I think not.

The album title itself ‘Digital Resistance’ hints at the sound of the album, a warm analogue sound of albums consigned to the annals of heavy metal history known and unknown. Every instrument has its own space with space to breath and played with passion. This band could play any style effortlessly and brim with confidence on this release and will always make you smile due to the jovial swing to their sound that will rub off on you straight away.

Hopefully now with a platform like Metal Blade they can project the band into the stratosphere where they belong.

Lead single and 7’’ ‘’Laser Enforcer’’ is a hit and best place to start with this album with its straight forward rocking nature and blistering solo before delving into the rest of album which is less straight forward but offers many twists and turns to explore without being inaccessible, which is a hard balance to strike but one the band has perfected over the years.

The bands back catalogue is thankfully readily available so there is plenty to enjoy. I envy your trip.

 

Written by Garry

Rating     Garry    10/10

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