Body Void – I Live Inside A Burning House

Rating: 4/5
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Released: 2018
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Band line-up:
  • Chip King – guitars, vocals
  • Lee Buford – drums, programming

1. Intro/A Burning House
2. Haunted
3. Trauma Creature
4. Phantom Limb
5. Given


Prepare yourself for an hour and 7 minutes of pure haunting drone and pain-filled sludge. Turn off the lights, turn up the heat, lock the doors and disconnect from reality as I Live Inside a Burning House plays at full volume.

Honestly, it’s a harrowing listen as the songs get more and more depressive and aggressive. Track 2, Haunted, is aptly named as a dirty sludge riff grinds through 18 minutes as Chip King’s blackened vocals trudges through. It’s a hard listen but I loved it none the less. If this is your first time listening to Sludge maybe Body Void aren’t going to be your gateway band, but if you’re moving on from bands like Mantar, Crowbar and Down and want to explore Blackened Sludge then I highly recommend Body Void and this album, ILABH as the band calls it, their follow up release to their debut, Ruins. Not to be confused with The Body, though! Another awesome Sludge band.

Review by

Nathan Slack