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

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