I wasn’t sure what to expect when a band called Snorlax landed on my radar. What I wasn’t expecting was the demo/EP that follows: an ugly, twisted blackened doom monstrosity. Snorlax, in Pokemon canon, is a happy, ginormous Pokemon that spends most of its time asleep, waking up only to eat. The name is certainly at odds with the music that Snorlax unleash, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing.
On their demo being released through Caligari Records, Snorlax lumber through scathing black metal and crawling, haunting doom. The raw production serves to aid the atmosphere of the music, which feels raw and evil.
You can find all Caligari releases, including Snorlax’s, here.