Doom is a genre that is often times bleak, morbid, twisted and sickening and Loathfinder seem to have captured all of that and more within The Great Tired Ones. This release from these doom merchants is four tracks of bone crumbling rumbling doom that crash down upon you like a tidal wave. Loathfinder orchestrates their doom assault on this record expertly providing you with some of the most dense, dark and sinister doom. The Great Tired Ones has a great weight to it and the more that you listen the more that you end up buckling under the sheer mountainous weight.
This release trudges on one track at a time dolling out slimy sludge filled doom just for your ultimate demise. The Great Tired Ones is a disgusting and gnarled release that provides you with nothing but despair, dread and a complete and utter disgust. Each track is a rumbling wall of doomed out noise that crushes and eviscerates anything in their path. The Great Tired Ones is undeniably heavy and wicked providing you with dirge after dirge of pure and unfiltered doom.
Even as sinister and soul burning as this release is, it still is very captivating even if it captivates you by grabbing you by the throat the minute it begins. Still, there is something about The Great Tired Ones that sucks you in never to let you go. No matter how many times you listen you always feel yourself coming back for more and more torment. And on top of that, no matter how many times you spin this release it never loses its freshness and appeal. The Great Tired Ones is a release that you can play for hours on end and never tire of if you can withstand the punishment that is.
For an EP and with only four tracks on it, The Great Tired Ones is packed to the bursting point with content. Each of the four tracks sport pretty sizable run times which allows each track to breathe and play out as Loathfinder intended them to. To add to that, each song runs well together as well making for a cohesive listen instead of listening to songs that seemingly would have nothing to do with each other. Overall, The Great Tired Ones is a great listen and is for any doom fiend out there that is looking for something that is purely disgusting and flesh ripping. Mind you, this is the debut EP for Loathfinder, a stepping stone in their doomed out assault on us all. And if this is what their EP is like, it’ll be exciting to see what a full length has in store.