Fleshpress
Fleshpress


4.0
excellent

Review

by Countorus USER (7 Reviews)
October 2nd, 2009 | 26 replies | 6,116 views


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: get your flesh pressed

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Sludge, a genre that is not familiar with sucking. Its crushing riffage and pounding grooves are not even capable of being anything but awesome. Those who are familiar with the genre know that its solely contained of your fanny behind getting beatdown over and over again and there is nothing wrong with getting a nice face kicking once in awhile. So its time you man up and get sludged and there isn't a better way to start off than the brothers in Fleshpress. When you think of Finland probably the last thing that comes to your mind is brutal sludge/stoner, but that's to be expected. Fleshpress easily claim the title of brutality as their self titled proves to be nothing more than a vicious sludgedown that is heavy and hard as a fist to the face or as intense as the climax when your mouth is crunching that curb awaiting to be stomped.

Mikko Aspa the man behind the black metal band Deathspell Omega and Cladestine Blaze presents you the exact opposite of what you would expect and it dosen't get anymore sludge than naming your band after a Grief song. But being a casual sludge listener I have to say this was not one of those albums you listen to where when you hear it you basically love it from right off the start, then listen for awhile then put away forever. Their self titled release sees them making their songs more accessible for the average sludge listener. It does not take hours of fourteen or fifteen minute songs of effort to listen/get into instead it is more straight forward so its smooth sludging. Later releases sort of take on the effort trait but nonetheless this proves to be a very strong first release for new listeners of the band.

The first half of the album is basically what you would find on any Grief, or Eyehategod release. Its so slow and powerful and the riffs just seem to crush farther than ever. The second half sees it more up-beat stoner songs, the atmosphere is very dark and its obvious why the band has coined the tag 'blackened stoner sludge'. While it kind of does describe the band, try to stay away from ridiculous tags such as that. The vocalist is anything but gruff as he is one of the reasons why this band is so good. Eerie in a way his painful distorted screams seem to almost blend in with the atmosphere when listening. They are not that high in the mix so you get the full on beatdown I have promised you. Overall this probably one of the most solid first releases I have heard and it is very accessible for first time listeners of the band. Hear this and then if you like it, get the rest.



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combustion07
October 2nd 2009



5343 Comments


Great review man, I'll have to check thisss shit out

Relinquished
October 2nd 2009



24880 Comments


Hey look, the count did a re-view. I'll listen to this later cuz sludge rulez.

rasputin
October 2nd 2009



14538 Comments


hevi

Phantom
October 2nd 2009



8930 Comments


will pursue

Zip
October 3rd 2009



5312 Comments


Ugh sludge

jingledeath
October 3rd 2009



7104 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

awesome, will definitely check out

TricksterGRex
October 3rd 2009



2087 Comments


mikko aspa more like mikko asspie

upload this on the blog dude, i love some Clandestine Blaze and DSO

ikarus
October 3rd 2009



560 Comments


sludge reads like some brocore shit or something, your description makes me think of breakdowns and chugging

Roach
October 3rd 2009



2149 Comments


sludge rules

Roach
October 3rd 2009



2149 Comments


brofagts drools

rasputin
October 3rd 2009



14538 Comments


sludge reads like some brocore shit or something, your description makes me think of breakdowns and chugging


yeah maybe you should stick with your arcturus, dark tranquillity and children of bodom

Zip
October 4th 2009



5312 Comments


Arcturus is so gay.

TricksterGRex
October 4th 2009



2087 Comments


BREAKDOWNS n CHUGGIN

jingledeath
October 5th 2009



7104 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ugh sludge


Relinquished
October 5th 2009



24880 Comments


sludge is good, don't know what you're saying jingle

jingledeath
October 5th 2009



7104 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it's better than good man, much better

eternium
April 28th 2012



16336 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Still can't find this anywhere.

MO
June 24th 2012



18451 Comments


rules

Digging: Immolation - Dawn of Possession

ShadowRemains
June 24th 2012



20502 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this makes me shit concrete

Relinquished
June 24th 2012



24880 Comments


fuck dude you need a doctor that ain't healthy seriously



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