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Lifespan of a Moth

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Felipe Tofani 16 continues being one of the most interesting bands in the sludge scene. They play slow and heavy without sounding like all the cliches in the genre. Favorite track: The Absolute Center of a Pitch Black Heart.
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wbaveganstoner Great no nonsense metal! Great driving music if you want to get somewhere in a hurry! Favorite track: The Absolute Center of a Pitch Black Heart.
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The Catalyst These eight tracks are massive, and showcase -(16)- at their absolute best, er worst. Sludgy riffs and fervent vocals collide in the band's trademark style. Easily worth the price for longtime fans, and newcomers alike. Favorite track: Peaches, Cream and the Placenta.
FLESH MECHANIC This record has everything that made me fall in love with this band years ago. Riffs on this album are monumental (the one on Gallows Humor is a monster) and every instrument does its part very well. The band does a great job on both fast and slow songs and not one of them is a filler. I'm happy to say that there has yet to be a bad 16 album, because this one did not disappoint at all. Favorite track: George.
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Southern California's veteran sludge-rock trailblazers -(16)- return with their 7th full-length album 'Lifespan of A Moth,' the band's heaviest, darkest, and most complex material to date! Self-produced by the band and recorded with Jeff Forrest (Cattle Decapitation, The Locust) at Doubletime Recording Studio in San Diego, CA, 'Lifespan of A Moth' sees the band sounding uglier, rawer and more visceral than ever. Down-tuned feedback-driven riffs and bludgeoning rhythms violently clash with vocalist Chris Jerue's distorted, tortured howls across eight tracks of -(16)-'s signature blend of hardcore punk, thrash and sludge. 'Lifespan of A Moth' is the sound of a band that has spent over 25 years wallowing in addiction and anguish, and will leave you feeling crushed and confronted by the negativity of existence.


released July 15, 2016

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-(16)- is a sludge metal band from San Diego, California that is currently signed to Relapse Records.
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