Tuesday 30 March 2021

Slimelord - The Delta Death Sirens

Labels: Self-Released/Seed Of Doom/Sewer Rot/Dry Cough Records

Formats: CDrTape/Digital/Vinyl

Release Date: 13 Sep 2019


1. Insectoid - The Summoning

2. Demon's Blood/Horrible Bog

3. Amphibia

4. The Delta Death Sirens

I've seriously gotta get my groove back! It didn't help that my laptop decided to take a dump yesterday evening when I was originally trying to write this up. Anyway, I've only recently learned about Leeds, UK death/doom band Slimelord (having pre-ordered this through Dry Cough Records, who're releasing it on vinyl for the first time very soon). It was originally self-released on cdr by the band in mid-September 2019 before being put onto tape by Dutch label Seed Of Doom a month later and then by US label Sewer Rot Records a year later (Caveat: the above release information was taken from Discogs, so may not be fully accurate). From somebody who normally waits for pre-orders to arrive before listening to the contents, I'm hoping this will re-energise me.

The Delta Death Sirens contains four tracks, with opener ‘Insectoid - The Summoning’  being a very ethereal intro filled with strange melody and vibrant keys/guitar that creates a cosmic atmosphere. When you think of cosmic death metal you might think of US stalwarts Blood Incantation or Slimelord’s local neighbours Cryptic Shift, but when ‘Demon’s Blood/Horrible Bog’ begins, neither of those aforementioned bands could be used as direct comparisons. Slimelord’s death/doom is more like Meth Drinker crossed with Incantation. When they’re slow, they’re really slow and when they turn the wick up, there’s ample room for head-banging. So disgustingly good!

Slimelord have such an incredible knack for getting the right melodic tones to suit their music. This is only their debut release but it already sounds really assured. ‘Amphibia’ is a mix of sewer-drenched rasping vocals and instrumentation that’s equally as nightmarish, while being immersive in all manner of ways. It’s left to closing title track ‘The Delta Death Sirens’ to inject a final blast of feedback-laden death/doom into your ears and it does that perfectly. Heck, you can even hear the majesty of the bass that underpins the album in full flow alongside the furious percussion, cleverly placed guitar harmonies and subtle growls. 

This is a release that will definitely demand repeat listens and a yearning for more music from Slimelord. I’m pretty much sold on anything that Dry Cough puts out, so can’t wait to have this blasting out of my hi-fi. It’s also another reason to keep you eyes and ears fixed on the fertile extreme music community that exists in Leeds.

You can stream the full record below:-

Slimelord - https://www.facebook.com/horriblebog

Tape copies are sold out via Seed Of Doom and Sewer Rot but you can still pre-order the vinyl record from Dry Cough Records here - https://www.drycoughrecords.com/products.

Seed Of Doom - https://www.facebook.com/SeedOfDoom

Sewer Rot Records - https://www.facebook.com/sewerrotrecords

Dry Cough Records - https://www.facebook.com/DryCoughRecords

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