Dopethrone

TRANSCANADIAN ANGER TOTEM CAT SLUDGY CANA­DIAN SCUMBAGS FLIP THEIR LID IN DEAF­EN­ING STYLE

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Reviews - OLIVIER BADIN KEZ WHE­LAN

As well as be­ing a chuck­le­some pun, the ti­tle of these Montreal sludgers’ fifth full-length works at face value too, as this is prob­a­bly the most vit­ri­olic and ag­gres­sive record Dopethrone have put out so far. The knuckle-drag­ging grooves and syrupy, South­ern-fried licks are still here in abun­dance, but the trio sound more fo­cused and sav­age than be­fore on cuts like Scuz­zgasm and the bowel-shak­ing Wrong Sab­bath. Maybe new drum­mer Shawn has reignited the band’s spark, or maybe it’s just the tri­als and tribu­la­tions that come with be­ing a tour­ing sludge band, but what­ever it is, Transcanadian Anger sounds pos­i­tively en­raged through­out. There’s noth­ing here that’s go­ing to rein­vent the wheel of course, but if you’re look­ing for big, dumb, sat­is­fy­ing riffs to sound­track your ine­bri­ated sum­mer BBQs, then this will de­liver in spades.

FOR FANS OF: WEEDEATER, EYE­HAT­E­GOD, BONGZILLA

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