by Gerry Mak in New Music on Thursday 10 June 2010

Named for the narcotic opium tincture used medicinally, Oakland-based doom outfit Laudanum pound out some seriously mood-destroying sludge, with Becky Hawk’s massive drumming powering the lumbering wrecking ball and ex-Graves at Sea vocalist Nathan Misterek streaking some corrosive rust over everything with his tortured screaming.