Truly immersive and entrancing progressive metal from a mysterious group who focus on a strongly religious lyrical and thematic content. Has shades of Katatonia, the more mellow end of Opeth, Porcupine Tree and even some Tool vibes. My summary doesn't do it justice, hear it for yourself and let the smooth prog envelop you!
Favorite track: The Drift.
A poignant, powerful collection of songs that earns the label of “progressive” without being at all self indulgent or superfluous. Every moment of these 41 minutes is earned, and this stands as one of the best albums of 2019 thus far.
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Less sludge and more death metal, anchored in a progressive metal framework, with even more hilarious lyrics about slugs than ever before, what we have on Esoteric Malacology is Slugdge at the peak of their songwriting powers. Is this gimmicky? Sure it is, but much like Nekrogoblikon play amazing melodic death metal with a fixation on goblins and bears, Slugdge do the same here with an angrier, progressive death metal lens to express the joys as well as sorrows of the world of slugs. Heavy as hell, quite varied from song to song, and full of compelling riff craft and surprises, do not sleep on this one. Ippocalyptica
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Holy hell! What a ridiculously intense and brutal album. I get the need to keep referring to this album as a "black metal" album, but it is quite a bit more than that label lets on. Do yourself a favor & buy this album. These guys are quickly becoming my new favorite band. triggerbunny