Saturday, December 14, 2013

Alaskan “The Weak and the Wounded” EP

  Canadian Atmospheric Sludge/Doom outfit, Alaskan, definitely delivers a mix of sonic madness with their 2010 EP “The Weak and Wounded.” A lot of beauty and the beast qualities can be picked up on this record. From the start of the haunting opening sample, followed by the band's aggressive sludge metal approach, complemented by the hypnotic melodies that can be heard in a lot of post rock/post metal material. You can feel the energy being captured on this album, without the live feel being taken away.  It gives it an almost primitive and raw feel without lacking in sound quality. It’s great to see that these guys are still going strong, and I can’t wait to hear what else they have in store!! For Fans of ISIS, Downfall of Gai, Neurosis and Mouth of the Architect.

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