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"This album has been a long time coming. Sealclubber whetted the appetite with a promising EP on local label Carnage Club in 2014, cementing their reputation with some powerful live shows. Their debut album exceeds all expectations though. Anyone who longs for the sludgy riffs, intricate structures and dissonant melody of early Mastodon, Baroness and Kylesa will be enraptured by this release...
...“Stoical” is a phenomenal debut from Sealclubber. This is a record that marks them as a force to be reckoned with in the UK and beyond and sets the bar for gold-standard riffage in 2016."
- The Sludgelord
"This puts me in mind of the old Cave-In and Botch releases where both bands really pushed what it meant to be a Hardcore band. Sealclubber have similar ambitions it seems, only coming from a Sludge angle and delving deeper into both, (quite divergent), Hardcore and Post-Metal routes at the same time. This split focus shouldn’t work, but it really does, marrying what little common ground there is between the two styles with a murky Sludge Metal coverall.
With divergent influences, comes great risk, but with great talent, comes great reward."
- Wonderbox Metal
"With their barbed riffs and the pitch-black ugliness of Drunk Dad and Trap Them, Sealclubber feel like Deadguy if they lasted long enough to have an experimental sludge phase. Like the bands mentioned, Sealclubber’s songs aren’t just sutured opiate-abusing crusty gutterpunk riffs tuned to the brown note. Even in a furious barnburner like “Haima,” the song scavenges elements of hardcore and stoner metal to create a richly textured soundtrack for giving and receiving shit news."
"If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll already know how awesome Sealclubber are from their 2013 debut EP ‘Sticky River’s thick, churning grooves and turbulent, early Mastodon-esque riffs. The band has evolved a lot in the intervening years however, and ‘Stoical’ is a far more varied and accomplished beast than the EP, recalling both Old Man Gloom’s penchant for experimentation and gut rupturing heaviness. ‘Vows Of Silence’, the album’s penultimate track, is a perfect example of their dynamic and crushing sound."