ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE
"THE ROAD WILL END"
Hailing from Chico, California comes ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE. These guys play
heavy tuned down Sludge Metal music. They are not a typical Sludge Metal band though.
They have some of the heaviest sounding riffs, low ended Death haunts and solid tight
drumming. The music just stomps down on you repeatedly and you'll love every minute of
it. The slow dragging churn of the guitars just feels like your getting pummeled again and
again, but is slow motion. The bass is extremely thick and makes you feel like your pulling
through quicksand or mud. The vocals are done in a thick Sludge / Death Metal growls
style that is really haunting. There are a lot of backing vocals that give them another thick
layer you need to dig through. At times they kick it up a notch and give you a faster paced
more straight forward Death Metal sound, but then they go right back to the slow drag. I
have really been getting into a lot of the Sludge / Doom Metal music lately and ARMED
FOR APOCALYPSE is one of the best at what they do. If you took CROWBAR and
mixed in some BLACK SABBATH with some touches of early HELMET and then
sprinkled in some Death Metal and a dab of Black Metal and then weighed it all down with
a ton of Sludge Metal, you would have the perfect idea of what ARMED FOR
APOCALYPSE is creating! Absolutely loved every minute of "THE ROAD WILL END".
Every Metal fan needs to hear these guys!