When I’m listening to sludgy, stoner rock or just some heavy-ass rock, I like melody, good riffing and a nice bearded fellow hollering. Well, I’m not sure if the front-dude dons a beard, but the rest of the elements I mentioned are well in play when it comes to Swarm Of Spheres, a band hailing out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I was signaled to this band by Mr. Mskwaankwad Rice of Biipiigwan. I love Biipiigwan and I knew Mskwaankwad wouldn’t steer me wrong, so I checked out Swarm of Spheres. Holy shit was my first reaction.
The music is mind-blowing. Crushing heavy rock with a feel like Mastodon fighting with Red Fang through a wall of distortion. It’s great, for real. And then I read something interesting. Apparently Swarm of Spheres is made up of members of at one time been involved with Jesus Mullet, I Hate Sally, Bless This Mess, The Chariot, Barn Burner and Architect. Not a band list of credentials if I say so myself. How about I just let the music speak for itself? Check out the band’s self-titled debut and download it below. Enjoy.