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"Proliferating an extreme take on sludge and more traditional death metal, Little Rock, Arkansas, four-piece Napalm Christ (how was there not already a band named this?) come with built-in interest owing to a pedigree tied to Shitfire, Shredded Corpse, and most notably, Rwake. Judging by the one track Napalm Christ has put online they’re not afraid to either squibbly, blast or riff out; “The Seasons of Dirt” makes use of all the above in its short three-minute runtime.
Pushing sludge into the angrier, extreme metal territory might not be everyone’s thing, and I’m pretty sure they’re not the first ones to do it, but the fact remains that this is how genres grow. Napalm Christ‘s “The Seasons of Dirt,” apparently instrumental until recently, is formative, to be sure, but there aren’t many bands out there transgressing these stylistic lines. Whatever hype follows them because of their alliances, I hear a lot of sludge, and not a lot of it sounds like this."
January 25th, 2011