Ohhms is a slow metal band from Canterbury, a city with a tremendous history. I deliberately mentioned 'slow' because what they do isn't just doom metal. No, good sir, this is a stunning blend of doom, post, sludge and psychedelic rock/metal, plus some ambient and noise thrown into the mix. The result is a pretty damn good half hour of slowly rocking your socks off.
There's two long songs on this e.p. and in those two songs Ohhms has succeeded to put more different influences than most sludge bands I've heard before. 'The Anchor' opens like a drone ambient track, evolves towards vintage doom metal, burst out in a crushing piece of sludge, only to fade out in a slow metallic trance that will get any audience enthousiastic and ecstatic.
'Dawn Of The Swarm' brings us more heavy bliss by opening as a post-rock anthem. However, this too doesn't last too long before the distorted guitars come out and turn it into a scathing piece of sludge metal. This constant alternation between genres keeps the e.p. interesting for the full duration.
And even then there's a lot more going on. Psychedelic guitar solos and -for this genre- pretty unique vocal lines make this album stand out in the sludge world. This wayward approach to slow metal is highy appreciated in our headquarters. It makes 'Cold' a colossal, monolithic album that will please a lot of fans of slow music, whatever subgenre they might listen to.