Will to Mangle

2002 release and their second album. There would be a nine year gap before the next full length was released.  Someone somewhere argues that this one of the best sludge/stoner doom records ever made. Not sure about that but it is very good.  Sabbath are clearly a distant influence but after that it becomes a hellacious noise with the vocals buried deep in a reverb cave somewhere, becoming an ambient cipher rather than a way of delivering a message, and musically things slowed down to an almost Swans like pace at times.  It’s all fuzz, feedback and excess for the most part.

Featured on Sonic Attack 208

 

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Sonic Attack 208

PLAYLIST

  1. Acrylics – Despair – Despair
  2. Meatwound – Seance – Largo
  3. The Ditch And The Delta – Hives In Decline – Hives In Decline
  4. Butthole Surfers – Goofy’s Concern – Chewin’ George Lucas’ Chocolate
  5. Acrylics – Reassurance – Despair
  6. Dicks – Rich Daddy – Kill From The Heart
  7. Meatwound – Largo – Largo
  8. Syd.31 – We Are The Freaks – AnalogueTrash Records: Label Sampler Vol. 3
  9. The Ditch And The Delta – Dread Spectacle – Hives In Decline
  10. Patria – Choir of Damnation – Soveriegn Misanthropy
  11. Dicks – Bourgeois Fascist Pig – Kill From The Heart
  12. Sourvein – Dirgewine – Will To Mangle
  13. Meatwound – Reproduction Blues – Largo
  14. Plastic – A Call For Help/At The Gates/Mannequins – Plastic
  15. Dicks – Right Wing/White Ring – Kill From The Heart