Meth Drinker
Meth Drinker


4.0
excellent

Review

by Martin L. USER (44 Reviews)
December 30th, 2011 | 57 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Something has gone terribly wrong in New Zealand

Sometimes it can feel natural to overanalyze an album, a pitfall that can easily ruin a listening experience-- calculating all the x’s and y’s doesn’t necessarily lend itself to an immersive listening experience. So confrontational and wretched, this is not a blunder one makes with Meth Drinker. It’s impossible not to feel waves of despair in the vicious sludge that tumbles in on waves with each, acrimonious track. And make no mistake, this is not your Thou-esque, Southern sludge, which appears polished as a new car in comparison. Meth Drinker is much less calculated and more acerbic. These Kiwis have unleashed cathartic, gritty, and depressive music that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go until you’re puking along with the vocalist. Sound obnoxious? It is-- at times the extremity leaves no room for complaint, and at others it can feel a little overzealous or overbearing.

To illustrate this, Meth Drinker is so visceral it’s painful at points. Halfway through “Deprivation” the singer pukes out a chilling gasp of despair, and it’s an accurate testament of what you’re in for for the rest of the record. The melancholic, monolithic riffs are disturbed only by the sample of a crazed, cackling woman in a sample beginning “Combat Shock,” “Where are we going to live? What are we going to eat? Shut up! Shut up!” Otherwise, Meth Drinker’s brand of sludge, tinged with elements rotten bile, thoughts of dying alone, withdrawal from reality, and incomprehensibly dirty garages is consistently sordid and unrelenting. Be prepared, as the heavy atmosphere can become overbearing and downright oppressive, but isn’t that what we want from Meth Drinker, anyway



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carouse
December 30th 2011


300 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks, and this album I like more and more the more I listen to it, so absorbing.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
December 30th 2011


16137 Comments


What Chambered said.

DeafMetal
December 30th 2011


8588 Comments


album froths

Digging: Hawkwind - Space Ritual

accompliceofmydeath
December 30th 2011


4218 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Damn, been meaning to get this. Gonna d/l now.

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carouse
December 30th 2011


300 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah I wouldn't hesitate to, accompliceofmydeath, you won't be disappointed. Let me know what you think of it then!

ohfoxxxycole
December 30th 2011


4353 Comments


meth drinker

wabbit
December 30th 2011


7000 Comments


That is like the best summary ever...I haven't listened to these guys yet but I imagine I would really like it

Hep Kat
December 30th 2011


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

awesome as fuck

carouse
December 30th 2011


300 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sweet, I wasn't expecting there to be a substantial audience for this on this site but it seems like there might be.

combustion07
December 30th 2011


5360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Might be AOTY for me.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
December 30th 2011


7391 Comments


This needed a review badly. Good write-up.

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Ovrot
December 30th 2011


10495 Comments


m/

Spec
December 30th 2011


27170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

as fuck

accompliceofmydeath
December 30th 2011


4218 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is exactly what I'm looking for in a sludge album. Awesome.

scissorlocked
December 30th 2011


3510 Comments


Pos

cool band name

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
December 30th 2011


18487 Comments


gotta hear this

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ShadowRemains
December 30th 2011


20743 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This needed a review badly. Good write-up.


123

this crushes

Digging: Banks - Goddess

Activista anti-MTV
December 30th 2011


3144 Comments


black metal?

Hep Kat
December 30th 2011


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

no this isnt gay faggot black metal

ShadowRemains
December 30th 2011


20743 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

no



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