Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Way back in 2001 when they weren't hung up on doing annoying-as-fuck experimental noise nonsense, Ohio sludge outfit Sloth released their first full length LP parodying every genre in the industry. Every song on Division 1 State Champs is a gem and everyone who doesn't get the joke can fuck off. The opener "Paralyse" is a tough favorite to beat, an overwhelming sludgeasaurus of a track and it's the fifteen-year-old in me who loves "Story Of My Boobs" and "Ball Bra". There's a grunge song, nü metal song, Creed song (hilarious) and a few Smashing Pumpkin-esqe jabs. "Stoner Rock Is Dumb" is fucking right on point and almost makes me ashamed to have Orange Goblin in my CD collection. The killer thing about Division 1 is the fact that that Sloth is actually turning out some great music while intentionally making fun of everyone else's shit. Shame they gave up on their solid schtick for less interesting stuff. Oh well.