Drawers – “Drawers”

Drawers - Drawers

Tag: Spotlight

Release date: 11 February 2014

Now it’ time for French doom/sludge metal! RAWWWWR!! Drawers is from Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées. The promo shot on the cover of their self-titled album perfectly describes their music. Look at the dude on the left – his eyes bore into your soul. And that mustache… It might only be 1/3 in the frame, but I can already tell it’s beautiful. Anyway, the music is loud, loud, loud and filled with mercurial drop-tunedness. It’s volatile but not imbecile; dense but not doltish. Nicolas Bastide has some deep and extremely masculine vocals; they’re loud yells, not screams, like Troy Sanders of Mastodon. Drawers is surprisingly catchy, which is a characteristic unique to sludge in heavy metal. Laurent Bringer and Alexandre Berenguer play some riffs that I can only describe as earthy. The production is great and extremely heavy on the bass, which is always nice in the world of sludge. It’s a fiery release that plays on the highest octane. Gardez-le à haute voix. Gardez-lourd. Gardez-le métal.

Great for morning shows and metal shows. Out on Kaotoxin.

All clean! Cuts are in bold.

1. Once and for All – (3:05)
2. Mourning – (3:59)
3. It’s All About Love – (3:17)
4. Bleak – (4:24)
5. Take Stoc – (2:31)
6. Shadow Dancers – (4:21)
7. Words – (4:43)
8. Detour – (3:53)

RIYL: Mastodon, Baroness, Kylesa, Lord Dying

External links:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-french-sludge-metallers-drawers-new-self-titled-album/
http://drawerskvlt.bandcamp.com/album/drawers-2
http://www.deadrhetoric.com/reviews/drawers-drawers-kaotoxin/
http://newnoisemagazine.com/kaotoxin-records-signs-drawers-reveals-album-artwork-tracklisting/
http://www.kaotoxin.com/tag/drawers/
http://www.metalunderground.com/bands/details.cfm?bandid=17768&tab=news
http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/label/kaotoxin-records/

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