Sunday, 17 July 2016

Endless Floods - S/T (Album Review)


Release date: Feb 07th 2016. Label: Breathe Plastic Records / Fvtvrecordings. Format: DD/Vinyl

Endless Floods – S/T – Tracklisting

1.Setting Fire To The Shelter 09:11
2.Carpathes 08:04
3.Floods 14:49
4.Eternal Failure 03:38

Band Members:

Benjamin / Simon / St├ęphane

Review:

Endless Floods debut S/T album is an ambient doom/sludge/post-metal album and it's one packed full of haunting riffs and harsh vocals to match. There is a sense of bleak despair running throughout the entire
album as Endless Floods create a sombre slow-paced and highly atmospheric vibe. Fans of Fall Of Efrafa will find much to enjoy here especially if you're a fan of bleak based Doom/Post-Metal.

Opening track Setting Fire To The Shelter – sees Endless Floods creating their own style of heavy distorted sounds with flashes of ambient noises and creaking guitars. The song sees Endless Floods play moments of violent based noise with harsh psychedelic moments of post-metal appearing throughout the song.

Second track – Carpathes – follows the same destructive path as the first track but the sound is heavier and perhaps even more chaotic as a result. It's another epic track for Endless Floods to build their nightmarish vision upon. Shades of early-era Neurosis and Khanate appear as the heavy pounding drums are perhaps the best thing about this song. As they have a hypnotic and destructive quality to them. The pounding bass adds extra weight with the vocals rooted in almost punk/crust based territory.

Third track – Floods – is a 14 minute epic that should have been the standout track but it takes a very long time to get going. The first 6 minutes sees the band play slow-paced distorted and almost post-rock style riffs. It can become very tiring at times but I applaud the band for doing something different. Around the 7 minute mark all hell breaks loose with Endless Floods unleashing HELL ON EARTH with the heaviest doomiest and gloomiest riffs on the entire album.

Fourth track – Eternal Failure – is perhaps the most straight forward Doom/Sludge Metal song on the album. It only runs for under 4 minutes but it allows the band to play brutal riffs from the very start. Sure it's slow-paced but Endless Floods create moments of heavy thunderous carnage. A superb song to end the album with.

Endless Floods debut album is a superb album and one that will find many admirers in the Doom/Sludge Metal community. If you want an album that is bleak from the outset then this is the album for you. Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Claire at Purple Sage PR for the promo. Endless Floods is available to buy now.

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