It’s been a while since Sludge was active, but he returns with the release of his EP, The Serbian Monster. Notably, the sinister producer made his appearance on Heavyweight Records last year with “Blacksmith.” Since then, Sludge has been hard at work on a new project, the end result being, The Serbian Monster EP. A brutal offering, the EP reflects his dark and nefarious musical persona.
The release features four brand new tracks of his signature raw and industrial sound. Thematically, all tell the story of his cultural heritage. In particular, stabbing basslines and ear-splitting synths saturate the track, “The Feast.” Similarly, the “Prepare to Die” vocal riffs of the EP’s title track, The Serbian Monster dominate in an underlying tone of sonic brutality.
With the relentless mechanical reverberations of “Kill Them,” Sludge transports listeners into his family’s escape from Yugoslavia during the Yugoslav Wars to the US. The track, “End Game” depicts a dark but victorious closing to the saga. These techniques exemplify Sludge’s more mature, but equally heavy sound on The Serbian Monster EP. As seen on the below video for “Blacksmith,” Sludge’s upbringing continues to be an inspiration for his music.
Writer’s note – if you like your electronic music dark, dissonant, and undiluted, dare to discover Sludge’s debut EP!