Slough Feg
Digital Resistance
Metal Blade Records
Street: 02.18
Slough Feg = Cirith Ungol + Brocas Helm + Legend
Sounding as fresh and unpredictable as their early material, Digital Resistance drops the droll seriousness of modern metal in favor of a fun, thoughtful approach. Mike Scalzi continues to tread the thin line between heavy metal and rock n’ roll with his acrobatic guitar work and unconventional songwriting. The whole production sounds warm and organic, contrasting well with the album’s lyrical themes of technological isolation. Yet, even with such heavy subject matter, the band keeps things light and playful. Digital Resistance is a slow burn that builds on Slough Feg’s legacy of unmistakable heavy metal excellence. –Henry Glasheen