Hordes Hordes

Hordes Hordes
Miserable English bastards playing miserable bastard music usually works out pretty well (in metal) and here, Hordes manage to be even more miserable than most of their peers and those that came before them. However, they're not more miserable than Mistress, which is why it's no surprise that Mistress's Duncan Wilkins, also of miserable Brit bastards Anaal Nathrakh, guests on this EP. Yes, it's all doom and gloom, and it must rain, like, a lot over there. These four songs (in 37 minutes) are dour documents of despair, the raw production taking the urban black and grinding sludge and tossing it into the blender, hoping for the worst, then shrugging shoulders and heading off to the Yobb and Banker pub or some shit for some blaggin' pints before even bothering to listen to this, which is a shame. Hordes combines the horribly enjoyable sounds of bands as diverse as Ludicra and Iron Monkey, contains some downright catchy riffing and tons of enjoyable grinding throughout the landscapes of sludge and black, which is always a good combo. (Broken Limbs)