Monday, June 6, 2011
Genre: Sludge/Doom Metal
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of Crucifuge. It was my first experience with the Canadian sludge/doom band, but it was certainly an impressionable one. The raspy screeches fit the melancholic tone of the music perfectly, and the album balances oppressive heaviness with moments of wandering melody extremely well. The second track is definitely the highlight here, but the entire thing is a very neat surprise.