This is crazy-solid thrashy hardore filtered black death. Or whatever. it crushes. that's all you need to know. Soon after this they became Succumb and put out another great record. buy 'em both. now. go. you're welcome. VomitPiñata
The monastic intonations and ethereal, Middle Eastern guitar leads that introduce Battle Hag's debut are so auspicious that I wondered if they weren't preparing to overstep their advertised sludge/stoner boundaries. That proves not to be the case for the most part, as Tongue Of The Earth is avowedly stoner doom, but there are a few more touches of personality from time to time - and in any case there's something to be said for just doing one thing really well.
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