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Chud / Press

“- the crawling sound of Doom Metal is accurately mixed with Industrial elements and narcotic Sludge-inspired riffs, resulting in this unusual but solid style, but as I’ve mentioned above, the band includes several influences in its music besides of the Industial/Doom Metal ones, you can find strong traces of bands like Strapping Young Lad at some of the more up-tempo passages, while some minor, yet relevant influences of bands such Sepultura, Eye Hate God and even Brujeria can also be found along the almost 40 minutes this album lasts… Overall “Ominous” is a rock-solid, obscure and intensely heavy record; I would definitely recommend this album for everyone who might enjoy this interesting set of styles blended up in order to create original, corrosive and heavy as hell music. If you enjoy the eclectic and brutal music, there’s no way you can be disappointed by this extreme record… (AP)”

“.... Ever had that feeling of impending doom, not a sense of coming mishap but a really dark unrelenting carving up of all you survive your lives safely by. Well whether yes or no, Australian metallers Chud bring you its soundtrack through their unbridled savagery that is debut album Ominous. It is a monster of a release, a collection of tracks and sounds with teeth that tear senses, emotions, and soul asunder whilst taunting them with insidious grooves and even at times melodies that are pure sonic acidity.... - The Ringmaster Review”

“I would definitely recommend this album for everyone who might enjoy this interesting set of styles blended up in order to create original, corrosive and heavy as hell music. If you enjoy the eclectic and brutal music, there’s no way you can be disappointed by this extreme record… BurningBlack Webzine ”

“Another difficult one to review, simply due to the fact it crosses over a lot of genres.... mixing elements of black, sludge, industrial, stoner and rock all into one downtuned pile of molten sludge. A release that probably isn't for everyone, but maybe a lot of people could get something out of this as well.... CHUD is the brain child of a local Canberra musician known as "Gump", who has been working away at Chud for a few years now, gaining quite a following around town with their first CD and a heap of shows. Angry hate fueled vocals are the order of the day, reminding me of an angry Max Cavalera but with more black metal undertones, the lyrics are kinda abstract as well, conjuring up images rather than telling a story. Actually "abstract" would be a good way to describe the album as a whole. That's my take on it anyway. Guitars are tuned down to the max (Can anyone say 'brown note') but this recording still manages to capture the bass and guitars rather clearly, quite impressive!”

"Released in 2009, Blood & Bone is a 6 track collection of slow burn Sabbath jams, drum-driven grooves and primal growls/screams that have been given a serious ‘chainsaw distortion’ torture session. The production, playing and songwriting all have a “fuck it, let’s rock” feel, so it’s loose, distorted and tribal. I am not even sure what to class Chud as … Tribal Violence Metal??? Doesn’t matter … just go with it!!"

“Review of Blood & Bone on Black Belle Music. "Rough and ready with myriad sharp dangerous edges and fierce instrumentation coupled with belligerent vocals galore 'Blood & Bone' is a very sound debut, any minor flaws easy to overlook. Chud couldn’t care less about being pigeonholed or made to toe the line genre wise; they are pure metal plain and simple."”

“Review of Blood & Bone on Voltage Media! "The moshpit guitar riffery that the we (the listener), have longed to hear for so long. No guitar wankery intent on becoming the next Rock God inherent in this sure-to-be-crowd-favourite savage low end of Godf**k. " ”

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