Pascagoula – The Path, The Cross, The Aftermath

Rating: 3/5
Distributor/label [URL]: Dry Cough/ Badlands
Released: 2018
Buy Album [URL]: https://pascagoula.bandcamp.com
Band Website: www.facebook.com/pascagoulaband

Band line-up:

Ross Sargeant – vocals
Adam Hansford – bass
Dave H-S – guitar, extra shouting
Oli Melville – drums, extra shouting

Tracklisting:

1. Radium Girls 5:45
2.Burning Psalm 7:09
3.Kiss the Ground 5:21
4.The Unnerving Certainty 4:20
5. Bitches Blow 4:49
6. Screw 5:42
7. Let It Come Down 6:51
8. Human Bomb 6:29

Review

Pascagoula mix their noise rock roots with dirty sludge riffs and strong low ends in their debut album The Path, The Cross, The Aftermath. Straight out of Brighton’s emerging underground music scene and co produced by Dry Cough/ Badlands, the band are poised to set some heads banging with their upcoming UK tour to coincide with their album launch.

Upon listening to the album I can safely say that the album is pretty damn solid, there are some meaty riffs and some nice doom elements to the songs and a killer sludgey dissonate signature scream. My only gripe would be that off key disjointed singing in between instrumental parts, makes singer, Ross Sargeant, sound like Sean Ryder on a bad day. Each track kinda blends into the same grimey mess and I found it hard to pick a stand out track as nothing hugely jumped out at me. That’s not to say it’s a bad album, a good start more like and one where they can build on and grow. Catch them on their tour, dates below.

Autumn tour dates: 

Friday Sept 14th:

Stoke on Trent, The Pilgrim’s Pit

Saturday Sept 15th:

Cardiff, The Moon Club

Sunday Sept 16th:

Brighton, The Pipeline

Friday Oct 19th:

Ipswich, The Smokehouse

Saturday Oct 20th:

Cambridge, The Blue Moon

Review by Nathan Slack
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