New Slug-Wrasslin’ Tunes Incoming
Two slugs were sliming down a street…
…and one was a-salted. He then shriveled up and died. I guess he hadn’t invoked the protection of Great Mollusca.
I hope you’ll pardon that terrible joke and indulge me for a minute, because I noticed this morning that Slugdge, the absolute best band whose content revolves entirely around slugs, have premiered a new track teasing album #3.
If you aren’t familiar with Slugdge, they’re a death metal band (with hint slime-trails denoting strains of black and doom) that extol the virtues of our squishy brethren. Now before you write these guys off as just another gimmick band, know that the gooey death metal they peddle is chock-full of slick riffs that slide off interplaying gurgles, shrieks, and droning cleans. In their case, the silly puns and mollusk-obsessed art belie a great talent and a knack for writing memorable songs. Plus, both of their previous releases (Born of Slime and Gastronomicon) are available on bandcamp for whatever price you’d like to offer to Great Mollusca. I implore you, check out Slugdge. They’re a gas(tropod)!
While you’re still reeling from my bad jokes, I thought I’d also introduce you to another gimmick band that is totally worth your attention. Phyllomedusa is a one-man slam/grind/croak band from Maryland that worships at the altar of amphibians. Every album in his extensive catalogue deals with the green pond-dwellers beneath us. Although the music most definitely is not for everyone (especially if you like intelligible lyrics), Phyllomedusa is worthy of your attention if for no other reason than the remarkable consistency with which he releases new material. Phyllomedusa croaks out a new album about once a month, and they vary from brutal slam, incoherent noise, and weird ambient droning. As a scum-addled bonus, many of them are absolutely free. So hop on over to his bandcamp page and check it out.