It's been far too long since Lord Mantis offered a follow-up to their crushing debut, Spawning the Nephilim. The Chicago sludgesters' last output was a hulking mass of putrid sludge that pummeled listeners, but the album as a whole was a little light on creativity. That doesn't seem to be the case with Pervertor, that band's latest work. I haven't heard the entire album yet, but based on the half-dozen tracks I've managed to get my hands on this thing is primed and ready to fuck you up. Razor sharp guitars, drums that grind like one of those backhoes with the jackhammer attachment, and vocals that will literally peel the paint off your walls, Pervertor might be the best sludge album we hear all year. Prepare yourself.
Lord Mantis - At the Mouth
P.S. The vocals at the 1:27 mark are fucking crazy.