SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP: Self-titled: 12”

Sep 23, 2011

This band’s name betrayed my expectations of some hybrid black metal/doom metal mash up (seven as in the Seven Churches album by Possessed and “sleep” as in Sleep who got their name from a Black Sabbath song.) There are some obvious nods at stoner, metal, and satanic influences, which is very promising, but, unfortunately, it doesn’t culminate into the memorable slab of wax that I was hoping for. It’s more like the result of a night spent smoking weed out of a crushed can, listening to Eyehategod and Brainoil. It’s fun but I’m not going to remember much of it later.

 –Juan Espinosa (A389)