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Review: Mudslinger - Cover The Sun
Cover The Sun

Label: Independent
Year released: 2001
Duration: 30:18
Tracks: 5
Genre: Doom/Death

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: March 31, 2001
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Cover The Sun

Rated 3/5 (60%) (3 Votes)

Debut EP here for Mudslinger, a Death Metal band hailing from Oakland, California. I call their type of Death Metal "relaxing Death Metal" because they trade speed for heaviness. In other words, the songs are not played at full-speed, they're pretty "slow" in fact, yet do have that heavy, loud Death Metal feel to them. There are quite a few tempo changes in the songs which make them more interesting than if they had stuck to the same heavy stuff all the way through - this is good. Some Death Metal bands bore me to death (no pun intended) by playing the same sound from start to finish. So this is definitely a good point here. Another thing worth mentioning is that the vocalist alternates between growls and clean vocals and is very good in both types of vocals. Even the growls are understandable! Some of the lyrics are repeated a little too much for my taste in a couple of songs, and, while there is variety inside each song, I find that the five songs don't really stand apart from each other.

Overall, I think this is a pretty good debut, with an interesting sound. Hear it yourself by checking Mudslinger's page on The information for ordering the CD is on their official web site.

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