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Society`s Burden
Ten Tales From Hell`s Trailer Park
January 2001
Released: 2000, Independent
Rating: 2.7/5
Reviewer: Rick

Southern Doom Groove is how Society’s Burden describe themselves. The band hails from North Carolina and have been creating their brand of heavily distorted southern doom since 1997. Society’s burden consists of Marc Seal on rhythm guitar, Mitch Allred : lead guitar, Jody Ferree: drums and Walliss Jones on vocals. The band was formed in 1997. the band quickly produced a four song demo entitled The Bloody Truth and played as many shows in the native North Carolina as they could book. In 1998 they released their self titled debut Cd independently and in 1999 went into the studio again to record the 10 songs that are found on Ten Tales From Hell’s Trailer Park.

"I don’t know who you are.. But you just made a big mistake!" Kicks off the opeing track "Insanidiety". "Cast Out" is up next with some good double bass drumming from Ferree which sets this track apart. There are also quite a few time changes in this track which helps it not to get bogged down in its own doomy, down tuned dreariness. Great Track. The 8:17 track "Demon Inside" is up next and is a great St. Vitus/Obsessed type tune. "Betta Tune" is one of the more up tempo tracks on the disc. A nice change of pace from all the slow plodding fuzzy sludge. "Reviled Demise" closes out the disc with the obligatory fuzzy feedback. This is was sludge/fuzz/doom fest if I have ever heard one.

The Bastard Sons of Sin and Hate is how the band describes itself. I like it. It has a cool ring to it. What I didn’t like was the production of this disc. The production made the guitars sound like fingernails grating across a chalkboard. The fuzzy sound was unbelievable and really took away from my enjoyment of the disc. Outside of that I thought that Society’s Burden have made a decent foray into the fuzzed out, sludge ridden world of stoner doom. With a proper budget for production I’m sure the next CD will sound much better and I look forward to hearing it. You can check out more about the band at
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