Buried Sleeper – Colosseum [Self-Released]

Not surprisingly, Buried Sleeper’s music is bleak and hostile (they’re from Glasgow after all) however, unlike Rangers, their future is bright.

Inspired by all-that-is dark and evil, Colosseum is an album of detours and surprises; as for every plodding Sabbath-fuelled riff, there’re moments of genuine ambition. ‘Finite Lord’, for instance, is a lesson in volume and drone; fusing post-rock ambience with the dreary roar of doom, while ‘Pale Blue Dot’ is equally mesmerising. The highlight of this collection, however, is the album’s title track: soothing guitar chimes, minimal percussion and chilling vocals.