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Reviewer: David Loveless
Ultra heavy sludge metal debut from Ohio-based Maharaja
Maharaja's debut album, 'Kali Yuga' is quite an impressive one. A stoner/sludge band that goes beyond the realm of slowness and doom, they add elements of psychedelic, extreme metal, and even punk to make 'Kali Yuga' a standout album amongst the masses. My favorite tracks include 'Free Choice', 'Ouroboros', and 'Black Magiq Carpet Ride'. Although the production is not perfect, the instruments sound amazing, while the vocals seemed to be a little spacey and drowned out. The parts with the harsher vocals would be much better if they were louder in the mix. At any rate, this is a debut to be proud of and should be checked out by all metal heads.
RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF:
Eyehategod, Kylesa, Electric Wizard, Yob
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods
that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a
clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about
dropping some bones on these.
Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some
filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a
half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands
are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors.
There is much better metal out there.
Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.
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