Like your music slow, dirty, distorted and sludgy? Then….Urgent! You’ve got to get hip to the sounds of Major Kong!!! They are an instrumental doom metal trio from Lublin, Poland. Starting up for business in 2010, the band was initially formed as a project alongside their parent band – Fifty Foot Woman. Their recorded output so far consists of a 4 track EP “Orogeneis”, and the awesome album featured below, “Doom for the Black Sun”. This is their debut album made in 2012.
The three piece band, made up of Dominik Stachyra on massive, distorted bass, Michał Skuła handling downtuned guitar and Paweł Zmarlak smashing the drums, these guys play a trippy, spaced-out version of the blues, with lots of weird interludes and cracking musicianship. Massive, epic songs lasting up to ten minutes showcase a diverse range of influences including a bit of jazz, blues, and full-on sludge metal. Rather like the awesome Thorun from Wales, these guys have no need for all that lead singer nonsense. They just get their heads down, shake their lanky locks and beards and fucking well rock out. Awlright!
Check out the tracks on the album, below, and invest $3 in their fantastic debut album! Let’s hope we’re going to be hearing a whole heap more of this righteous sludge.