Album Review: Jagged Mouth – “Louring”

Jagged Mouth - Louring

Upon seeing blackened doom metal as the descriptor for Jagged Mouth and their full length debut Louring, flags went up immediately. Probably unfair but we’ve heard that song and dance before and more often than not the outcome doesn’t match the hype. But when one hour spiraled into five and several spins turned into an obsession, that descriptor is an honest one even if it only scratches the surface. Louring is anchored in slow and methodical doom metal to be sure but vile sludge and a hateful attitude is what sets this album apart and it does all this in the first couple of minutes. Continue reading