With three albums under their belt, THE MOTH are no newbies and have honed their no-nonsense approach to SludgeMetalDoom on numerous tours and gigs. Their songs are virtually void of frills, instead opting to turn out hammer heavy drums and riff ready rock 'n' roll - as brutal as it is bewitching.
Since their acclaimed debut They Fall in 2013, the Hamburg heavy trio THE MOTH have regularly delivered tracks with a catchiness that is surprising for the genre. Kim Wilde meets Bolt Thrower, they call it themselves, or like a review for the last album Hysteria (2017) did put it: "pop music played with a bulldozer".
THE MOTH are now taking this approach to new heights with their upcoming album. Catchy hooklines get stuck in the listener's heart and mind like a dislodged meat hook, explaining why the band calls their style doom-sludge pop. Lyrically, however, THE MOTH show a new openness and vulnerability under the shell of raw power that the songs initially present.
After three albums on the This Charming Man label, THE MOTH now present their label debut on Exile On Mainstream with Frost, released on Exile On Maistream on black vinyl with a bundled CD, containing the full album and digitally.
For fans of Melvins, Eyehategod, Treedeon, Might.