Since Sludge Metal is a very noisy genre, and the very stilted sound can be tiresome for people who dislike this type of music, obviously the record is destined to a specific audience. But it has everything in full and easy disposition to conform to standards, and be likable to ardent enthusiasts. Awesome guitars, blistered rhythms, hazardous hysterical grievances compelled to a dirty wall of blasted notes, and an intense savage sound scrutinizes a traditional epic of the genre. While I personally couldn’t point it out remarkable moments anywhere in the album, it has undeniable qualities, especially if you feel the sound, inserted in the righteous context.
While there is a certain lack of innovation, or even the development of a personal style, Withdrawal From Continuous Circulation remains authentic to the principles of Sludge Metal. Slow harmonies collide with the sluggish wild beast animal sounds that easily revolves the entire time, and you feel consumed by it, in the presence of mindfully stricken guitar doses of anarchy, and the very well developed dedication to the process of creating and performing these songs.
I cannot say that this is a great, or even remarkable album, but it certainly has a solid and coherent panel of qualities for the Sludge Metal scene to be proud of. Like most bands of the genre, they probably cause a lot more impact in live performances, since, in an album, the genre naturally sounds more ecstatic and uniform. Nonetheless, if you listen to this album, be sure you really like the genre. It is not for beginners, nor amateurs, even less easy listeners. Certainly the strong guitar lines are the most audacious and fearless qualities the album has, holding the entire musical vision of the work in a very cohesive panoramic artistry. But sadly, sometimes, it becomes a little fragile and monotonous. But if you like a wild, fully intoxicated, exasperating and filthy Sludge Metal record, you can listen to Withdrawal From Continuous Circulation with no fear. But you have been warned: this is not an album for weak, fragile listeners, or beginners. This is for the experienced sludge community, exclusively.