Head over to The Sludgelord for a full album stream and review of LEDGE, “Cold Hard Concrete”. Available today through Translation Loss Records and Hibernation Release Records.
“Cold Hard Concrete” Full album stream/review at The Sludgelord:
LEDGE, the solo project spawned from frenetic frontman John Hoffman (Weekend Nachos, Spine) unleashes its crushing full length debut entitled Cold Hard Concrete. Eight blistering tracks of pure sonic vitriol coalescing doom-laden, blackened hardcore and sludgy despair with chaotic bouts of powerviolence and traditional death metal all tied together with Hoffman’s now signature vocal styling and lethal lyrical content. Hoffman, in true DIY spirit, brazenly took the helm of all drum, bass and vocal duties adding a level of uncompromising ferociousness to the release which is not just heard, but felt oozing throughout the entire sonic experience. Cold Hard Concrete was recorded, engineered and mixed in May of 2017 at Bricktop Studio in Hoffman’s hometown of Chicago by long time musical collaborator, Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats), who also added his distinguished guitar work to the album. With Cold Hard Concrete, LEDGE have created one of the most brutal and decimating doom/sludge/death hybrid metal releases of the year and have carved a bloody gouge in the genre’s tumultuous history.