Suneater – Absence (Album Review)

There is a lot to love about this release especially for big fans of Post Metal and sludge Genres. To begin with, the opening track gave me the impression that it was going to be an instrumental act as before the vocals arrived at about 2mins in the well-executed soundscape had my undivided attention and appreciation. When the vox erupted into the song at a well-considered section of the song I was elevated into the next phase of what this group has to offer.

This is a feature that happens on the other tracks but the songwriting is thoughtful enough for it to never feel like a rinse and repeat of a good idea.

Sonically it’s a bit of a buffet with some ominous guitar picking over the foreboding sonic landscape with classic sludge riffs as the landmarks that keep you entertained along your journey. As I mentioned before the vocals just announce themselves at exactly the right time along this journey and escort you to the end of the track.

Great release.

If you like:  This Really has the post-metal, post-hardcore, sludge kind of vibes. If you love Bands like ISIS this is going to be something similar genre-wise but with the benefit of bringing its own unique identity to the scene.

Haters be like:  Not an album for diehard lovers of 40-second grind/punk banger, But if you’re feeling adventurous give it a spin. It has a lot to offer and might be your gateway to a whole new genre.

It Gets 5 – Flaming, Horny, Mutant, Metal GoatMen

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Release Year: 2021
Label: self-released
Category: Album
Country: Australia

Reviewed by Patt Sabbath Reviews