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Crowbar - Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form (8/10) - USA - 2001

Genre: Sludge Doom
Label: Spitfire
Playing time: 45:27
Band homepage: Crowbar


  1. The Lasting Dose
  2. To Build A Mountain
  3. Thru The Ashes (I've Watched You Burn)
  4. Awakening
  5. Repulsive In Its Splendid Beauty
  6. Counting Daze
  7. In Times Of Sorrow
  8. It Pours From Me
  9. Suffering Brings Wisdom
  10. Failure To Delay Gratification
  11. Empty Room
Crowbar - Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form

Among the really heaviest bands of the planet undoubtedly are CROWBAR from New Orleans. And I don't even want to hint at the more than remarkable weight of their members, but their steam-rolling Doom-riffs!

Add to that the angry, despaired vocals of Kirk Windstein. For a long time in the past I've had my problems with them, because they had been too Hardcore for me. But when I listen to his voice on this album, then I am absolutely surprised! Not that he has turned any softer, but sounds more controlled! And suddenly I like it!

But that is also thanks to the really good song-material. It's been quite some time since I had heard such an intense piece of Doom as the opener "The Lasting Dose"! The following "To Build A Mountain" is of a similar calibre, with a fast middle-part! Cool! And the almost whole album goes on like this. Almost, because two or three songs cannot keep up, but that is normal, I guess. Amazing is the sheer number of great sludgy Doom-Riffs, which CROWBAR still create after all those many albums.

And I would never have expected an up-tempo-song (for CROWBAR) like "Failure To Delay Gratification". And the end is made up by "Empty Room", one of the highlights of "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form".

Ralf Henn

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