Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Slomatics produce utterly heavy sounds. 'Griefhound' is their latest offering.
The band comments:
“Griefhound was originally recorded at a time when most of our songs seemed to have a dystopian negativity, I think we were reading a lot of Philip K Dick at the time. We like to think our music now is more uplifting, but given the past 18 months we felt a return to dystopian dirge may be appropriate” – Slomatics
Slomatics’ ‘Griefhound’ delivers utterly overdriven, distorted guitars. The doom and sludge inspired sounds combine with a psychedelic element. It’s not all haze as the guitar fuzz that consumes all in its path suddenly dissipates revealing, for a moment, a serene, ethereal plain. The track is vast, exploring an unbeknown or measurable area of space. Vocals sit somewhere off into the distance of the distorted wasteland. It’s heavy, dirty, and eerily compelling.
Slomatic's track is due to release alongside Australian outfit Yanomamö as part of an epic collaboration on vinyl. The split 7” blue vinyl, releasing via Iommium Records, contains their tracks ‘Griefhound’ and ‘Dig 2 Graves’, on the 27th August 2021.