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This, the third and for now last release from Slugs, is not much different from their previous effort, Rotten. It's still metalcore riffs, kickass drums and bass, and there is still much room for improvement, particular the vocals.
This is definitely a step up from Rotten. The vocals are still as bad, and the drums are still as awesome. Now what has changed then? The guitars are much more audible and interesting - solid riffs with a hint of a solo on every other song, and the bass goes along with the guitars rather well. There is also much more flashy bass work to be found here. While generally backing up the guitar (something it does quite well) the bass clearly stands alone at points, most noticeable at the intro to Sharp White Teeth. When not showing off the bass backs up the guitar, adding to a very heavy sound. Definitely interesting basslines.
The vocals are, sadly, still rather poor. While metalcore vocals are a bad thing, bad metalcore vocals are just worse. This guy can not sing nor grunt, and they would have been best off finding a replacement. The drums are equally awesome as on Rotten - very technical and complex.
Sex, Slugs & Rock'n'Roll is the track that stands out the most - havign a very happy vibe, drawing clear influences from Metallica, it sounds quite unlike the rest.
Sadly the songs are still rather short, which is a letdown in this release. The songs here are so much more interesting, and a couple of minutes extra per song would not be uncalled for.
Spanning 17½ minutes this demo is a step up from Rotten. Sadly the drums could still stand to be louder, but the guitar is much more interesting this time around. A fine way to end their career.