LORDS OF BUKKAKE – S/T (Spain)

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Joder! (as they would say in the talent-infested country of “Bull Skin”)…Introducing Lords of Bukkake, from Barcelona. You can’t go wrong with these guys. Spanish labels Odio Sonoro and Gaia Records teamed up to release – with the help of Sir Billy Anderson – a sludge masterpiece.

The artwork takes us to some kind of forgotten and desolated place that could have been the set for “Hostel”. As there is no “No Trespassing” sign on the fence, let’s go a little further and step into that abandoned building if you don’t mind. A book entitled “The Path to Happiness” lies on the floor (the former tenants probably had to run from something and didn’t have time to clean up…god knows what we’re going to find in there). As you open the door, a whaling guitar sound can now be heard from a distance…at this point, you can still change your mind and vacate the premises. You have approximately 1.30 second before entering a realm of chaos and debauchery (option a).

If you chose to stay (option b)…well done! I am proud of you (sorry you do not get life or strength points though). “Black Lung” is a 20 minute track of repetitive but so freaking heavydelic sludge. Though, you won’t realize it as you will be acquainted with bassist/vocalist Toni L. Querol. To give you an idea, his vocals sounds insanely sick…kinda like a gremlins that would gargle/choke on semen (after all, they didn’t choose such a name for no reason…) while undergoing an upper gastro intestinal endoscopy. With his friend Sergio Linares on drums (and what a goddamn drummer!!! It seems he plays in his little own world and expect his bandmates to tag along), they constitute the core of this band, in my opinion. Not that the guitars are not interesting, but LOB isn’t riff-oriented. It’s all about the intensity and the slowness of the music. The guitars are like a massive concrete wall, supported by really cool and eerie leads (pretty rare I might say for a typical sludge band).

Out of the 4 tracks (still, running time exceeds 50 minutes), my personal favorite would be “No Excuses”, due to its grooviness. This self-title album is a must for those who like heavy (I mean it!) music, even if you a are a sectarian kind of person who ONLY swears by Bongzilla, Iron Monkey and co. For fans of sickeningly-excellent pounding tunes around the world….spread the gospel! Ya!

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~ by nodusgordis on November 13, 2009.

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