What do you know about the Sludge scene in Ukraine? Let me show you a small part of it. Celophys is a two piece band from the city of Cherkassy, and started to make noise in 2012. Since then they’ve released 3 full length albums and here they are again with a brand new full length. Their fourth album is named “Fried Chordata”, strange name, isn’t it? This band really loves the old times, I mean really old school times, haha. They used a lot of images of ancient creatures like dinosaurs, cephalopods, mollusks and now they evolved to The Stone Age. This cover art looks badass, the artist created a hellish character with a primitive but cool story. This huge son of the bitch just killed giant lizard and now he is thinking how to cook this poor guy, haha. BUT, this is just a small part of visual side, honestly, this cassette looks brilliant. Green shell, sticker, download code, the guys from Robustfellow put in a lot of work.
The musical part of this release is cool too. I must say this is one of the best pieces of material that I have heard from this band. The sound production is at a good level. The sound is heavy with choking atmosphere, the fuzz effect flows through every songs. In other words, we have in our hands all of the general sludge attributes. Slow riffing is good, nothing special or exotic, but it’s more than enough to enjoy. I guess I can say the same about the vocals, they’re standard for this genre. In general this album is massive, and packs a punch the way it should! Just listen to “Fucked Up” this song is Punk as hell. Fast and ultra heavy, this track could even cause mosh pits at a Sludge/Doom gig, haha! On the other hand this album has songs like “Magicae Mammuthus” which could crush your bones and mind with its heaviness.
I really enjoyed“Fried Chordata”, this album isn’t straight, this album reminds me of the sound of a bloody battle with deadly calms between fights. If you’re a fan of low vibrations and good low sound, this album is what you’re looking for!
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