VULTURE: Oblivious to Ruin: CD

This is just way too slow and sludgy for my tastes. Admittedly, it does say “Steel City Sludge” on the insert. I understand it’s supposed to sound like this, but I still wish it was on vinyl so I could switch the RPM to 45. Truth be told, I wish I had a record player that let me turn it to 72. It’s on CD and it’s the way they want to sound. Imagine you’re walking down the street and your shoes are melting into the asphalt. That’s the pace. I wonder if their drummer manages to break a sweat when they play. I don’t think you could even get a circle pit going to this.

 –Rene Navarro (Innervenus Music Collective,,