While many great animals have provided inspiration for metal legends - from whales to wolves - the honorable sloth has thus far been neglected in providing a muse for metal musicians (with the notable exceptions of that pointless U.S. noise band that releases hundreds of singles and the long defunct U.K. stoner band that only dropped one album back in 2000 - both named Sloth but without the period at the end).
This other, newer Sloth. (now with more ending punctuation!) is "Slow As Shit," and that also happens to be the name of this new self-released album coming September 28, 2015.
Rarely has an album title so aptly complemented both the band name and the music. The lumbering, fuzz-filled riffs perfectly mimic the path of a sloth on tree branches, forging for greenery. And considering this album has been a year in the making, one could say it resembles the sloth’s months-long digestive system. The sloth, much like this album, is of few words, preferring to let its actions speak on its behalf, although there is a guest sloth to provide noises on “Nothing But Leaves.”
So step into the forest, adjust to the lighting, and wait for the ancient call of the sloth...
influences such as Boris, Electric Wizard, Pallbearer, and Bongripper