“Highgate, a Kentucky trio of escaped mental patients play nasty sludge in the vein of Burning Witch, Toadliquor, Grief, Noothgrush, Winter, Wreck of the Hesperus and Corrupted.
Their music drones severely at times, but there is always an emphasis on riffs and industrialized, hard hitting beats, suicidal, slow doom depression riffs ; sometimes the pace picks up a bit and Highgate actually starts to bring down a little lightning bolt of gooey, filth stricken groove, this band actually likes to play music instead of staring off at their amplifiers and playing a note every 10 minutes.
If you’re expecting thrash pacing, you better get the hell out of Dodge right now, although, if this sort of infected, fetid riffage and ungodly, “getting raped in every orifice” vocal spew appeals to you, then Highgate should be of the highest interest. They like to surprise too; check out the groove oriented riffs, followed by classic doom lead guitar work, and you’ll see that this lot is far more capable than all of those boring drone bands that take your money and run to the bank, not giving you a lick of music in the process. Limited to 300 copies.