Swiss indie sludge practitioners THE CROTALS stream new album "Conjure".

Swiss indie sludge practitioners THE CROTALS stream new album "Conjure".
26 April 2024

5 years after 'Horde' (2018), Swiss indie/sludge rockers The Crotals are thrilled to release their third album, 'CONJURE' on CD, LP & Digital via Argonauta Records and Cold Smoke Records.
The Crotals lay claim to rock and roll, but they also are especially fond of taking side roads. 'Conjure' can therefore be understood as a sum of diverse experiments and confluences in the long run.
Through eleven rough songs, the band deliver an odd indie/sludge recipe, driving ears from doom/sludge melancholy to the edge of punk/hardcore blades, demonstrating a real pleasure in cracking the « metalsound » cliché.
The two screamers give 'Conjure' a peculiar tone, enhanced by a volley of metal, rock, and rap guests who erect a wall of heavy, agressive, and gloomy tracks.

In addition to the official release-news of the record, the band also shared the whole effort for FREE STREAMING Bandcamp.

After having served for more than twenty years in various bands, The Crotals wanted to keep on playing loud music, but in a fiercer way. Originally a trio, they welcomed a second screamer in 2018 to perform the fuzzy craft of rock’n’roll.
Following their first two records Fuel ! Flames ! Blast ! (2014) and Horde (2018), The Crotals found the center of gravity of their varied influences : they now « shoot straight and speak the truth » under the benevolent legacy of their ancestral mentors (Entombed, Motörhead, Unsane, Sonic Youth, Breach, Crowbar) and newer buccaneers such as Kvelertak, High on Fire, and Black Cobra.
They dispatch an uttermost piece of dark clamour corroded by wasted speakers and dismembered amps. Swooned in heavy distortion, they crash overheated tubes as the drums are hammered without restraint. The Crotals' heavy indie/sludge tunes only pledge allegiance to the wall of vintage Marshall amps overlooking them.
That said, The Crotals are very friendly people.
For fans of Black Cobra, Crowbar, Entombed, High On Fire, Mastodon, Unsane...

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Born 1969, grew up with the NWOBHM sounds, musically educated with cult french magazines that were ENFER and METAL ATTACK, definitely nailed to the style when "The Number Of The Beast" by IRON MAIDEN was released... From 1982, it was clear life would never be the same ! Young & getting wild to the HEAVY sounds of SAXON, VENOM, BLACK SABBATH, MOTORHEAD, Young Fab also discovered thanks to school mates the NOISE, FILTH & FURY of Hard-Core/Punk bands like G.B.H, DISCHARGE, BROKEN BONES but also CRO-MAGS, BAD BRAINS, FUGAZI... and later on, through the 90's, everything that was ALTERNATIVE, EXPERIMENTAL, GRUNGE, INDUSTRIAL (SONIC YOUTH, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUDGARDEN, ALICE IN CHAINS)... Passion & curiosity grew up as years went by ... Fate was SEALED... no turning back ! No Music = No Life !

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