Tuesday 13 December 2022

Siberian Tusk - Reapers By Trade (Album Review) And Competition To Win CD/DD Album Packages

Release Date: December 16th 2022. Record Label: Hidden Noise Records. Formats: CD/DD/Vinyl

Reapers By Trade - Tracklisting

1.Rich & Poor 05:03

2.Goes Around 04:40

3.Desert Sun 04:44

4.Fucked Up 03:47

5.Hung Over 05:03

6.Reaper Blues 04:20

7.Truth Be Told 04:47

8.Two Fast Uppercuts 04:25

9.Eternal Bliss 03:18

10.Word To The Wise 05:06


Norwegian Sludge/Stoner Metal outfit Siberian Tusk return with their new album Reapers By Trade which has a more mature sound and flow compared to their excellent debut album Save My Soul. The band feel more energised and assured of themselves with the band playing their own stylish blend of Sludge, Stoner, Doom and Punk Rock with their deep appreciation for bands such as Torche, Red Fang and perhaps a few more bands from the Stoner Metal roster of Relapse Records.

The music is a highly melodic blend of Streetwise Punk sounds with a modern aesthetic which gives way to some fantastic guitars and highly confident vocals which you can appreciate throughout the first few songs of Rich & Poor, Goes Around and Desert Sun. There’s a distinctive Punk Rock flavour which holds everything together but you can see Siberian Tusk approaching it from a sublime Psych Sludge/Stoner Metal angle with gloomy atmospherics that also gives their lyrics and ice cold feeling.

There’s a lot of SOULFUL moments on this album and that’s perhaps down to the fantastic vocals that work hand in hand with the melodic grooves spliced throughout the album. The music is always joyful, intense and quite aggressive in places especially on the middle section of the album with songs such as: Fucked Up, Hung Over, Reaper Blues and Truth Be Told. You can even hear an Alice In Chains influence going on with the quieter and low-key instrumental parts which surprised and impressed me a great deal.

Siberian Tusk aim HIGH for this album which they pull off in impeccable fashion with an album that is packed full of HUGE SOUNDING RIFFS with a cool sideline in ferocious Blues Rock soundbytes appearing on different stages of the album.

The band wrap up the album in more rebellious fashion with tracks such as Two Fast Uppercuts and Word To The Wise that both continue the rebellious vocals and fast-paced grooves that ultimately prove what a great band Siberian Tusk actually are. 

Reapers By Trade is another exciting chapter for Siberian Tusk to showcase their talents to the Sludge/Stoner Metal underground with. 

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Viral Propaganda PR for the promo.

Reapers by Trade will be available to buy on CD/DD/Vinyl via Hidden Noise Records from December 16th 2022.

Competition Time

Thanks to the great folks at Viral Propaganda PR, Siberian Tusk and Hidden Noise Records you could own this great album on CD and Digital Download with this cool competition. 

We have 5 CD/DD packages to give away and 10 Runner’s Up will receive a digital download code to redeem for themselves.

All you have to do is answer the following question below and send your answer to Outlawsofthesun@gmail.com.

What is the name of Siberian Tusk’s 2020 debut album.

We’ll pick out the first 15 correct answers and let the winners know soon after December 21st 2022 when the competition will close. We will ask for the address details to send the CD's off to the first 5 winners. Thanks.


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