Bournemouth sludge metal quartet Thuum have been stalwarts of the local South Coast Metal scene and live circuit since they first started playing last year, and last week they released their first completed, recorded song, entitled 'Worthless'. Crisply produced and crashing in at just over 7-minutes long, the track bulldozes through with a crushing High On Fire-esque swagger. The vocals, provided by bassist and front man Wilson, sound like a demonic call to arms projected from the belly of an enraged grizzly bear sizing up its nearest rival. It flits between stompingly slow, sludge-thickened grooves and short bursts of thrash-inspired speed, before an eerie, shimmering stand-alone riff leads into another groove fest around the halfway mark, recalling 'Leviathan'- era Mastodon.
The track is available to stream/download for free from the band's Bandcamp page, which is linked below. As it stands there are rumours of a forthcoming Thuum EP, but in the meantime, be sure to get to one of their frequent shows around the UK in the coming months.
Thuum- 'Worthless'/ Bandcamp