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Sourvein – Will To Mangle – CD Review

Featuring a member from the legendary act Buzz-Oven, the Doom Metal monstrosity known as Sourvein is well on their way to being legendary in their own right. Their 2002 opus, “Will To Mangle” [Southern Lord Records], has a harsh dynamic that heightens the intensity of ordinary Doom. But Sourvein is far beyond ordinary.

The fierce quality that defines the Sourvein essence is a brutal form of Sludge/Doomdeath Metal. It is ferocious—shrill, growled vocals wallowing in a dense, sludgy caterwaul of extremely distorted guitars. In a way it is reminiscent of the mighty Acid Bath. (And that is a great thing.)

Tracks of epic note include “Dirgewine,” the punishing cut “Zeropath,” “Blackzorlac,” and the cataclysmic “Bangleaf.” Sourvein could squeeze blood from a stone.

Overall, Sourvein is as brutal as they come. And that is just one facet of what makes them great. The rest is left to the shadows of creation, and its abysmal glory. Stay savage. Farewell.

Related Bands: Acid Bath, Warhorse, Sixty Watt Shaman, Sofa King Killer, Leechmilk, Agents Of Oblivion, Gravechild, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.

Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Copyright 2003.
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.

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