Gloson - Yearwalker
Sludge/Doom/Progressive Metal
4 songs (32'11'')
Release year: 2014
Reviewed by Jared

Referring to themselves as “boar sludge,” Sweden’s Gloson are a band I am delighted to cross paths with. Having regrettably never heard this EP from 2014, I guess it’s better late than never. Yearwalker is the name of this colossal EP debut from the band, than sends a shockwave of brutal and mammoth riffs every which way.

Yearwalker begins with a steady approach with the opener Årsgång. It slowly creeps forward until it explodes with a gigantic sound from thick muck that lay in wait. Alongside the vocals, the album opens with an extremely heavy and masculine sound that is easy to hook onto right from the start. The following track Sirens begins once again with a steady slow approach, and sounds a little less vicious in the sludge department and more doom. Clean and distorted guitars make appearances here varying the tone from a harsh to delicate one.

A bit more of a psychedelic sound begins The End/Aftermath. It’s a catchy tune, but the album retains its might by slamming down more of its hardened riffs. However, the track holds more to it, by becoming a bit more gentle and atmospheric. Vocals towards the end are sung beautifully, providing a surprising twist on the mood.

Yearwalker is a mighty EP from Gloson. Their “boar sludge” is a gargantuan monster that I hope I will be hearing more from in the near future. Not often do I become this excited from listening to an EP, but Gloson have definitely pulled me into their dense doom sludge that I don’t want to get out of anytime soon.

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