Friday, November 20, 2009

MOTD - Seraphim: Awlsome Sludge/crust/doom from Mississippi!

Mp3 Of The Day

Band/Artist: Seraphim
Song: A Dying Race
Album: Slaves
Style: Sludge/Crust/Doom/Hardcore/metal
country/location: Tupelo, Mississippi
release: 2009

So last month I went to a show that featured such awesome local bands as The Proselyte and Finisher (who I will definitely be featuring at some point!). A last minute addition to this awesome show was this sludgy/crusty-hardcore/doom metal band from Mississippi. They totally blew me away with the dark melodies, their full-toned guitars and vicious vocals. This band, Seraphim, is a band that I think people should check out. This song is a really awesome example of their sound, starting off with a dark guitar line with muddy chords providing a powerful backup. This transitions into a full sludge/hardcore/metal assault that is fast and unrelenting yet still keeping the doom feel, with biting and furious vocals adding to the controlled chaos. They have a punk/crust rawness that adds to the feel of the music. It's hard to really define their sound for they have a lot of different influences that is heard in their music. Their recordings are awesome, but they're also a great live band so if you see them on a show listing, I highly recommend you going! Check them out!

Seraphim - A Dying Race