You can leave it to JJ over at The obelisk to do the right thing. He missed the release of Estron by Slomatics last year but realized his mistake and made up for it with a glowing review published last week. Read a quote from that review below. In other good news: we at Burning World Records already released Estron on cd but when the band asked us if we would be up for it to re-release the album on vinyl as the original version on the Head Of Crom-label was sold out of course we jumped at the chance: yes! Hell yeah even!
Read below why we would be so excited:
Dual-guitar riff excavators Slomatics released their fourth full-length, Estron, last year on Burning World Records, and for those who’d worship at an altar of tone, it makes a suitable icon. The Belfast, Northern Ireland, trio roll out sans bass but want nothing for low end, Chris Couzens and David Majury contributing tectonic force on songs like “Tunnel Dragger” and “Lost Punisher” while drummer/vocalist Marty Harvey (also of War Iron) sets the lurch in motion, his voice echoing deep from within the band’s well-honed morass. Songs are spacious but consuming and full, and on the 38-minute offering there’s really only one moment of letup: the two-minute ambient interlude “Red Dawn” that precedes closer “The Carpenter” (also the longest track at 10:26). Beyond that, Slomatics offer few opportunities (some, but few) to let the air back into their listeners’ lungs, and that’s clearly the idea. – See more at The Obelisk
The album is in production and we’ll get a pre-sale going when we know when we get the vinyl in (probably April 2015). This time it will be on orange vinyl, in hornor of the beautiful artwork by Anthony Roberts. Stay tuned.