Kristoffer Bass, Vocals
Christian Guitars, Vocals
Anders Guitars, Vocals
3) The End/Aftermath
From the murky depths of Halmstad, Sweden come Gloson bringing with them a particularly vicious Sludge sound on their debut EP “Yearwalker”.
The opening track “Årsgång” thunders forth with Neurosis-esque dissonance, stomping away with globular intensity like a slow motion sidewinder. It is followed by “Sirens”, which sadly cannot equal the standard reached by the opener. Alas, it is rather dull and a touch monotonous.
Thankfully standards improve with “The End/Aftermath” which is heavier than an elephant’s nether regions (not that I’ve checked!)
The EP is rounded off with “The Aftermath/Beginning”. With it’s warm melodies and elegance it provides a pleasing counterpoint to the bleak landscapes painted by the other songs.
“Yearwalker” is a decent release. Although dull, and a bit derivative in places there is enough promise on show to suggest that Gloson will be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years.
Review by Owen Thompson