Sheffield's Best Metal Bands Vol. 1

by Kurokuma

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Colin M.
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Colin M. An eccentric and intense EP that covers a lot and manages to nail all of it. Favorite track: Deeper Underground.
Ronald Conkers
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Ronald Conkers This hits hard and often. The beats bore themselves into your skull like musical trepanning. Best played loud. Favorite track: RVN.
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DENT. It is an excellent EP from one of Sheffield's most promising sludge-meets-doom-meets-awesome bands going in recent times. Favorite track: Deeper Underground.
Mr Photo Beau
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Mr Photo Beau Once again these Kurokuma lads kill it with their unique style of trudging riffs and tropical soul.
Heavy, HEAVY shit (in a good way). Favorite track: Wasp Nest.
Crypt Guard
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Crypt Guard Besides undisputable heaviness, Kurokuma's music possesses a twisted form of psychedelia that hits listeners like a dark hallucinogenic wave. Their tracks have a nuanced edge, something that reminds one of the riffian depths of Sleep, which makes sense with them also being herb-drenched ambassadors of the smoke-tribe. Plus, whoever wondered what Jamiroquai's "Deeper Underground" would sound like if it were covered by a sludge metal band, wait no more, Kurokuma got you. Favorite track: Deeper Underground.
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Frenchie Kurokuma keep getting better. Love the absurdity of this release, and it comes even closer to capturing their insane live ferocity.
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Over the past decade Off Me Nut has become known for prangers, warpers + breakbeats chopped up at 1000mph and general ludicrousness for the dancefloor. But it’s safe to say that we, like many of you, have influences stretching far and wide across the musical spectrum. From chilled to heavy and owt in between, we just love the tunes man!

So, ya know what, fuck it - this is KUROKUMA - SHEFFIELD’S BEST METAL BANDS VOL. 1!

An idea conceived on the streets of Tokyo when OMN and Kurokuma just happened to be in the same place at the same time, played by Joe, Jake and George (Kurokuma) and recorded/produced by Tich (Phatworld/Spongebob Squarewave). Trippy metal, that some say is best enjoyed laid back with a giant novelty sized reggae rod. Three tracks, one a Jamiroquai cover + a Memphis edit by Tich! It’s metal with a twist: enter with an open mind and leave with a twisted melon...


released May 3, 2019

RVN and Wasp Nest written by Kurokuma
Deeper Underground written by Jason Kay, Toby Smith, Derrick McKenzie, Simon Laurence, Stuart Patrick and Jude Zender
Wasp Nest (Memphis Edit) produced by Tich

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Track Name: RVN
Sleeping on a rocky ridge
Dreaming of the perfect flight
Soaring, soaring, diving fast
Flying for the sake of it

Waking, soon he joins the flock
An unkindness of the land
What now can a raven eat?
He will find something to eat

On this grey and frozen day
Black on white they all descend
Relishing the winter search
Taking wing across their land

"We are feathered all in black
Beak and eye and talon too
First to leave from Noah's Ark
Look and find us far and wide

Living off the waste of man
Finding fat in the decay
We outsmart the lesser birds
We confuse the mammals too

We will even challenge man
His deeds don't escape our stare
We can use tools just like him
We will learn to speak like him

Prestige is no use to us
Leave that to the birds of prey
We banquet on the battlefields
Call us birds of ill omen

We were gifted in the dark
We will bear the hallowed weight
Made to reign, not please the eye
Cognition our treasured skill

This is our blessed birthright
Memory and thought of gods
Guarding monarchs from the tower
Elite of the avians"
Track Name: Deeper Underground
Something's come to rock me
And I can't keep my head
I get nervous in the New York City streets
Where my legacy treads
I know I'm better off standing in the shadows
Far from humans with guns
But now I tell you that it's too late, there's no escape
From what they have done

Some people with a pocket full of money
And an eye full of hate
Take pleasure in the destruction of
The very thing they create
Somebody tell me why does all mankind
Only tamper and touch
They bite off more than they can chew
And now it’s too much

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