2020 Best of Metal: #17 Forming the Void-Reverie

Release Date: 5/8/2020

Origin: Lafayette, Louisiana

Personnel: James Marshall-vox/guitar, Shadi Omar Al Khansa-guitar, Luke Baker-bass, Thomas Colley-drums

Fuzzy sludge metal from the swamps of Louisiana comes in at #17 this year. These guys also win best album cover artwork for 2020. Just a glorious album cover. These guys have been around for a few years now and, sadly, this latest album is my first exposure to them. They remind me in many respects of Monolord. Extreme fuzzed out sound that is buffered by some delicate Middle-Eastern flavored textures. Just a blissfully stoned out album. Let the fuzz and distortion just wash over you.

4 flip flops out of 5

The list so far:

17. Forming the Void-Reverie
18. Lamb of God-Lamb of God
19. Demons and Wizards-III
20. Killer Be Killed-Reluctant Hero

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