From Poland Straight Into Deep Space!
Spaceslug released their debut album “Lemanis” in February, 2016. The polish trio caught attention almost immediately with their heavy space rock that had enormous drive and captivating atmosphere. So the journey had begun and almost exactly a year later second album “Time Travel Dilemma” (review by Mr.Omen here) was out. And it was clear that the debut had not been a fluke. It was as if they never went back home after the first album, but rather just kept rushing onward into deep space.
Latest release “Mountains & Reminiscence” is an EP that consists of five tracks. Three of the those were already recorded at the time of recording “Time Travel Dilemma” and two are new. For me, all three releases form one epic immensely enjoyable masterpiece. I am impatiently waiting to see where do they dare to go from here.
How is the sound ?
The band picks up right where it left off on the last album. We are greeted with a familiar universe where an interstellar spacecraft hangs in the darkness and thrusters are already warmed up. It’s incredible how these guys build layers upon layers, creating a feeling of never-ending deep space trek.
All the instruments melt together to form an actual space slug in your mind and the vocals feel like the slug is speaking to you telepathically. At times you feel like floating in the vast nothingness of an edgeless void, only riffs like mountain chains in your head to comfort you and remind you of Earth. At times you just breach through galaxies and past black holes at unfathomable speed, but not in the comfort of the space rocket but chained in front of the nose of it.
The whole EP and in fact the whole trilogy is one complete experience. Still I would point out one track – “Elephemeral” – for the na-na-na-part (guest vocals by Jakub Radomski). It’s like a beacon of consciousness, for without it you could get completely lost on this journey…
Why is this album worth listening ?
- It is the ultimate way to travel the universe in your head.
- Spaceslug has established sounds and feels that you can not miss.
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
Put on your best headphones and just lay on the bed. You won’t stay there. I mean mentally.
Something particular to note?
Cover Art & Layout by Maciej Kamuda
For Fans Of
Sungrazer, The Machine, Yuri Gagarin, Mars Red Sky, Weedpecker, Geezer, Truckfighters
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