Demeanor
The Slugs Throne


4.5
superb

Review

by matthew turok USER (31 Reviews)
April 10th, 2011 | 31 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: U mad bro? These dude's definitely are.

Demeanor is a two piece from Kentucky, consisting of a vocalist/guitarist and a drummer. An extremely talented two piece that sounds like a complete band. Their sound is thick and layered; heavy as that guy who died fused to his couch in Ohio.

Dudes have been referred to as a "harcore/grind based act"... in other words, they're one of those gray area bands. What we have here is 12.6 minutes of mind-raping post blackened sludge-grind, with a misanthropic atmosphere to give Kierkegaard a run for his money. That sounds dumb as hell, I know, and it was kind of the point. Trying to describe Demeanor as hardcore or grind is just silly, it's far too out there, but it's brilliantly cohesive and distinct in feel. The Slugs Throne consists of many drastic transitions, such as an epic "post black metal"-esque riff, and the next moment the song's three times faster and dissonant as all hell, the prime example of this being the ending of the first track A Stable Life, A Bright Future.

If Demeanor keep up with work of this caliber, they could easily become a major fixture in underground extreme music circles. There isn't a single boring moment on this entire release; it flows nearly flawlessly from start to finish, over and over again. I've seriously listened to it around three times in a row while writing this, and honestly, I'm not sure if that count is accurate, nor do I care, because the point is that it has immense replay value. The EP really has immense everything, especially aggression. So if you're a fan of highly dynamic music, and like your coffee served pissed-the-***-off, then this is for you.

P.S. the breakdowns are brutal.



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witchxrapist
April 10th 2011


11037 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is seriously really good.

witchxrapist
April 10th 2011


11037 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL3xJ2zguoM

First track.

Aaron
April 10th 2011


651 Comments


I am 12 and what is this?

DBlitz
April 10th 2011


1690 Comments


"harcore/grind based act"

xMalcolmXx
April 10th 2011


32 Comments


MAD GRIME NIGGU

witchxrapist
April 10th 2011


11037 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Two Australians one thread.

DBlitz
April 10th 2011


1690 Comments


sounds interestin i guess will check out in the future

witchxrapist
April 10th 2011


11037 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

You'll def like it.

Aaron
April 10th 2011


651 Comments


2 Australians, 1 Cup....



...The Bledisloe.

ZippaThaRippa
April 10th 2011


2418 Comments


Pretty good but the lack of bass is somewhat crippling

witchxrapist
April 10th 2011


11037 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

IDK man, the bass is generally inaudible anyway in most music like this.

And wow a neg with zero clarification whatsoever, how surprising.

Apollo
April 10th 2011


10307 Comments


Listened to a few songs, its pretty good. Summary is lol.

witchxrapist
April 10th 2011


11037 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Then I've achieved what I set out for.

Spec
April 10th 2011


27171 Comments


Yes! A Witch Review!

Tyrael
April 10th 2011


20879 Comments


Pretty good but the lack of bass is somewhat crippling

Lol grind

Digging: Darkspace - Dark Space III I

djunior
April 10th 2011


762 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

fuck yea! this is good

Digging: Vanessa Rossetto - Whole Stories

witchxrapist
April 10th 2011


11037 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah mang!

Lol grind

i know right?

iFghtffyrdmns
April 10th 2011


7047 Comments


summary ripped off my Dangers s/t EP summary.
damn you.

witchxrapist
April 10th 2011


11037 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

That seriously was completely unintentional. lmao

witchxrapist
April 10th 2011


11037 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAq4inzsI9U

Officially my favorite track.



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