Band: NAGA
Country: Italy
Title: Inanimate
Label: Everlasting Spew Records
Year: 2017
Style: Sludge Doom Metal

This is my first encounter with Italian Naga and their music; the band was founded back in 2013 and released an EP and a full-length album prior to this new EP featuring 3 new tracks recorded in 2016, one in 2017 and an excellent cover of Fang's The Money Will Roll Right In. The track structures and harmonies are more intricate and interesting than I would have expected so I consider the band a real surprise. The music is made of repetitive heavy, distrorted guitar riffs, demolishing and complex bass lines, groovier than expected drumming and Black Metal-like shrieks supported by a few (more would have been way better) clean vocals in the background here and there, again not a common thing in this genre. The rhythms are mostly slow, of course, but there are some mid-tempo incursions as well making the whole EP spicier. I've spinned the disc three times already and I'm not bored at all, on the contrary, I like it more and more, I find new things to enjoy every time, so from my point of view we're whitnessing the formation of a solid name on the Doom Sludge scene.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 8/10