The famous connection Sloth Herder have to modern day heavy music is that Jucifer’s Edgar Livengood counts one of Sloth Herder as a cousin. The similarity between them ends there. Sloth Herder’s debut displays four tracks of knee deep in the mud grindcore. All tracks hit around the two minute mark, so they’re allowed time to breathe before violently fuzzing out. The low quality production gives it a blackened edge but it stays entrenched in grind territory, dipping a toe in sludgier waters on occasion.
I don’t know if there’s enough yet to set Sloth Herder apart of the zillions of grindcore bands stepping up for a crack, but ‘Sluggard‘ is a reasonable first release. It’s available for free via the band’s Bandcamp page, so there ain’t no reason for you not to give them a fair crack. Stream or download it after the jump: