Ape Machine Mangled by the Machine

Ape Machine Mangled by the Machine
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Stoner metal is such a beautiful term; it combines two of many people's favourite things. Judging from Ape Machine's newest album, Mangled by Machine, they are happy with that combination. From beginning to end, Ape Machine take you for a ride with their third full-length. The entire record flows together excellently, with each track fading into the next, never breaking the momentum. The first few songs adequately present their particular brand of stoner rock, but it's during the self-titled fifth track where the album sinks its teeth into you. Taking no prisoners, the vocals and guitar march you further and further into the belly of this beast of a record, ending with three incredible tracks: "Grind of Defeat," "Strange Are the People" and "Pay Attention." Fans of Sabbath and the Sword will enjoy Ape Machine's Mangled by Machine; it's pretty much the sonic offspring of the two. (Ripple)