Monday 9 January 2017

Spaceslug - Lemanis (Album Review)

Release date: Feb 06th 2016. Label: Oak Island Records. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

Lemanis – Tracklisting

1.Proton Lander 07:44
2.Hypermountain 05:12
3.Supermassive 08:39
4.Galectelion 05:28
5.Grand Orbiter 05:50
6.Quintessence 01:35
7.Lemanis 09:16

Band Members

Bartosz Janik - guitar, vocals
Jan Rutka - bass, vocals
Kamil Ziółkowski - drums, vocals


With Spaceslug's second full length album – Time Travel Dilemma – being released very soon. Feb 24th 2017 to be precise. I've decided to review their debut album – Lemanis – which came out in Feb 2016. I originally listened to this album last year but I've just never had the time to review the album in full. UNTIL NOW!!!

Spaceslug has already wowed fans and critics within the Doom/Stoner Metal community and it's not hard to see why. Spaceslug weave a magical blend of Sabbathian Spaced Out Doom matched with Kyuss style Stoner riffs. Though that doesn't stop the band creating their own fresh sound on Lemanis. Opening track – Proton Leader – is a deliberately slow effort that allows the band to draw the audience in with heavy drone based riffs.

For a debut album this is remarkably well produced with the band impressing from the start. Other great tracks to check out are: Hypermountain, Supermassive, Grand Orbiter and the epic title track – Lemanis. Spaceslug obviously dig their cosmic spaced out sounds throughout the album. Look at the glorious album cover and crazy song titles. Spaceslug perfectly capture the spaced-out doom laiden Astronaut style sound that's slowly starting to make a real presence within the Doom/Stoner Metal scene over the last few years.

All of the members within Spaceslug provide vocals as the songs feel quite different to each other with both the vocal delivery and cosmic riffs. If you're new to Spaceslug, check out Lemanis before their new album is released. As I have a feeling that Time Travel Dilemma is only going to enhance Spaceslug's reputation even more.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe