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Albums Of The Week: EyeHateGod | A History of Nomadic Behavior

The New Orleans sludge-merchants are as ugly as ever on long-awaited return.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:EyeHateGod are the snarling, bilious sound of dead-end America. Since 1988, the New Orleans crew have been a soundtrack for the troubled masses. Ugly music for ugly times.

That’s the sense of disenchantment and disease that lies at the heart of A History of Nomadic Behavior, the quintessential Southern sludge band’s sixth full-length album and their first arelease in seven years. Anyone familiar with EHG’s story knows this is survivor’s music — a sound unto itself where Sabbathian riffs are meted out with a caustic anger that goes beyond punk.

That’s been the blueprint since guitarist Jimmy Bower (also of NOLA supergroup Down) founded the band in 1988 with vocalist Michael IX Williams joining not long after. With a discography including sludge-punk mainstays like In the Name of Suffering (1990), Take as Needed for Pain (1993) Dopesick (1996), Confederacy of Ruined Lives (2000) or 2014’s eponymous LP, EHG laid the cracked foundation for their infamous and influential sound.”