Celophys - Fried Chordata (CASS)

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Released: 2019
Catalog number: RBF021

Robustfellow is to release the fourth LP of Ukrainian’s uncompromising sludge metallers Celophys. Having an excellent track-record of robust releases (their second LP was released in 2013 via Emetic Records famous for working with sludge icons and the third one was released by Robustfellow Prods. in 2015), with their new effort, the crushing duo reminds us once again how sludge should sound like. The added speed and aggression show the progression of the outfit and the absence of bass guitar doesn’t stop the band from creating a thick, ear-bleed aggressive sound bound to make a mark in the sonic history. Continuing to mix paleontology with weed-smoking, the distinctiveness of the band’s style becomes even more evident on ‘Fried Chordata’. There’s no reason why a sludge devotee should skip this!

Celophys is a sludge metal band from Cherkassy, Ukraine. The first album Triassic Desert released in 2012 was recorded as a three-piece, but shortly after it the outfit morphed into a duo led by the found - er/drummer/singer Alexander Beregovoy and guitarist Miroslav Kopey - ka. This line-up recorded three more albums, namely ‘Phobos Elevator’ (2013, released via Emetic Records, which is famous for working with Eyehategod, Buzzov•en, Bongripper, Crowbar and other icons of sludge), ‘Ammonite’ (2015) and the freshly baked ‘Fried Chordata’ (2019). The band covers an unusual array of topics which includes paleontology (you can find the reflection in the artworks), outer space, 420 and personal experiences. Musically, Celophys is mainly based in the sludge metal style with additions of death, hardcore, doom and stoner elements. Their signa - ture sound doesn’t allow us to forget how the sludge should sound like.