Sludgehammer 'Antechamber' Album Review by Allyson Kingsley,
Posted by NinaBRR on April 04 2019 06:05:15




April 12, 2019

Album Review by Allyson Kingsley, Music Journalist

Boston Rock Radio

Band Members:
Josh Stephney – Vocals
Jeff Wilson – Guitars
Tyler Williams – Guitars
Dan Ayers – Bass/Vocals
Fernando Villalobos- Drums


Canadian heavy metal quintet Sludgehammer formed in 2013 by Dan Ayers and drummer Fernando Villalobos and shortly thereafter released an EP in 2014, Organ Harvester.  With their debut LP in 2017, The Fallen Sunthey recruited guitarist Tyler Williams, who also happens to be a recording engineer, and spent many moons touring. They have shared the stage with Decapitated, Malignancy, Unleash The Archers, Crimson Shadows, Vesperia, Black Absinthe, Mutank, Viledriver, My Hollow, Christ Complex and Devilz By Definition. On April 12th they will release their sophomore album Antechamber. I can assure you it is every bit as groove-filled and downright blisteringly heavy as their previous works. 

There are no holds on songs such as their first single off the album “No Control”. As you can hear, it is a vivacious mixture of melodic death, groovy sludge and blissful hints of thrash. I was especially fond of “The Long Road” and “Line Em Up,” both of which are delivered with a bite. The sounds and superb grittiness snake right through you. It is a genuinely good feeling to blast this during a ride on an early Spring day.