Lightsucker - Zammal

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Lightsucker's debut album – Zammal – is a hard hitting mix of Sludge, Stoner and Doom as the band feel heavily influenced by Church Of Misery. That's no bad thing as Lightsucker play a more rough and ready kind of Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metal. Tomi's vocals move from clean based sounds to a more sinister death pitched growl at times.

There are a ton of great riffs within the albums 39 minute running time. It can be very bleak and desolate at times. It took me a few listens to actually enjoy the album. So don't go expecting an easy listen as Lightsucker aren't that type of band. The albums opening two tracks – 1% and Solitary Confinement – show you what to expect. Fast-paced riffs, angry vocals with a sense of demented fun. You can hear the Church Of Misery vibe from the start but Lightsucker still have a few tricks of their own to impress you with.

-- Outlaws of the Sun