A band like SOURVEIN has always remained true to what they are about. Their style of music has and never will be the flavor of the month, but that is also part of the charm of this hardworking band.
Once the opening riff to Black Fangs kicks in after the drum intro, you are instantly soothed with the comforting sludgy doom that you have come to expect from them. Ugly, catchy, and with the right touch of nihilism, the record grooves along with solid consistency.
The guitars and bass come together for a downtuned, mud covered, sludge sound. There is an unsettling rumble that is omnipresent throughout Black Fangs. While most of the songs trudge along, SOURVEIN stirs things up by picking up the pace with songs like “Gasp,” “Nomadic,” and nice closer, “Nocturnal/Negative Phaze.”
At the end of the day, Black Fangs is the real shit. SOURVEIN are one of the best at what they do and should not be discounted in the least. Not recommended for fans of TRIVIUM or other glossy, overly processed nonsense. (Candlelight Records)