FLOOR — Oblation

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Album · 2014

Filed under Sludge Metal
By FLOOR

Tracklist


1. Oblation (03:08)
2. Rocinante (03:20)
3. Trick Scene (02:26)
4. Find Away (03:11)
5. The Key (00:47)
6. New Man (03:19)
7. Sister Sophia (03:33)
8. The Quill (01:52)
9. Love Comes Crushing (04:07)
10. War Party (02:56)
11. Homegoings and Transitions (03:02)
12. Sign of Aeth (07:53)
13. Raised to a Star (02:14)
14. Forever Still (03:00)

Total Time 44:48


Bonus 7" vinyl disc:

E. The Ladder
F. Diamond Daves Are Forever

Line-up/Musicians


- Anthony Vialon / guitar
- Henry Wilson / drums
- Steve Brooks / vocals, guitar

About this release

CD, cassette and 12" 45 RPM vinyl 2LP released 25th April 2014 on Season Of Mist (SOM 326D / SOM 326LP).

Vinyl Pressings:

Black vinyl / 200 copies
Blue transparent vinyl / 300 copies
Clear vinyl / 600 copies
Randomly coloured vinyl / 500 units
Purple with blue, mint and grey splatters, plus bonus 7" vinyl disc / 400 copies

Digital album self-released 29th April 2014:

Recorded spring 2013 at Atomic Audio.

Thanks to Stooge for the addition and aglasshouse, Bosh66 for the updates

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Doom comes crushing...

Genre: sludge / doom metal

After a long period of hiatus, the Floridan doomsters in Floor decided to get back together and make music again in 2010, and, having landed a deal with the mighty label Season of Mist, they released their third album (and first album in ten years) this April.

Entitled Oblation the album contains primarily extremely heavy tracks revolving around simplistic crunchy riffs, performed on downtuned instruments. Thus, the opening track is a minimalistic stomping affair oozing slugde and dripping doom, which also applies to the hypnotic yet rather brutal 'Trick Scene', while 'The Quill' draw on more traditional doom metal akin to early Cathedral, combining this influence, with noise rock, and 'Find Away' is strangely melodic. The album is not merely a display of slowness and heaviness. Tracks like 'Rocinante' and the instrumental 'The Key' are upbeat, and 'Raised to a Star" is pretty much an all out crust punk attack.

With music this crushingly heavy and minimalistic, once should think that it would not be very easy to get into, but it is actually surprisingly accessible. It don't know if it is the inherent melodicism underlying most of the riffage or whether it is the clean and considerably melodic vocals, or perhaps it is the fact that the songs on this album are generally not very long and thus do not become as tedious as many sludge songs otherwise tend to.

In any case, fans of crushingly heavy music should definitely check out this album, and – of course – if you are a fan of Floor, you have probably waited fourteen years for this album, so there really is no reason to wait any longer. You might as well purchase it right away, because Floor is back!

(review originally posted at seaoftranquility.org)

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