The Body   The Body
Release Date: 2004

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3.5 greatRoundOnEndHiInMiddle | May 28th 16

While they've become a duo known for experimenting with the parameters of doom, drone, and sludge metal, the self-titled debut of The Body is the closest to the traditional stylings of those subgenres as they'd ever be. The lion's share of these recordings are pretty standard doom/sludge compositionally, but there are moments here that show the forward-thinking nature of the duo was alive even then. Take for instance "The City Of The Magnificent Jewel". It's a decidedly bluesy track that sounds like something from Pentastar-era Earth. Put on top of this Chip King's wailing vocals, which would become even more distinct in the future, and you have a pretty great track. The use of samples also help things, as while certain tracks like "Failings" can begin to overstay their welcome, the samples break up the descending monotony before it can set in. Thus, the beginnings of The Body are quite good, though they'd definitely move on to bigger and better (and louder) things.


3.5 greatBRAman22 | July 25th 15

The shorter songs are all bomb. The longer ones are alright too, they just drag on way too long.


3.5 greatShadowmire | August 1st 17
2.5 averageSwarm | April 29th 17
3.0 goodSp00kyGr00ves | February 24th 17
3.5 greatJoergsonVomWalde | September 5th 16
4.0 excellentMillionDead | June 25th 16
3.5 greatcolejaeger | June 4th 16
3.5 greatoltnabrick | May 28th 16
3.5 greatSandwichBubble | April 27th 16
4.0 excellenttravisbickle36 | April 11th 16
3.5 greatclosed | March 27th 16
4.0 excellentvisitant | March 15th 16
4.0 excellentBadgerU | February 7th 16
3.5 greatMetaltronic | November 25th 15
4.0 excellentSuicycoManiac7 | November 10th 15
4.0 excellentcb123 | November 6th 15
4.0 excellentDickens44 | December 15th 14
4.0 excellentZombieDenial | January 8th 13
4.5 superbWhiteLightWhiteHeat | June 25th 11
3.5 greatbrutebeard | March 5th 11

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