Cough - Ritual Abuse 12"

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Cough’s sophomore opus, 2010's Ritual Abuse, finds the Richmond, VA quartet stepping up to the plate, in a sense, in recognition of their new deal with Relapse Records, delivering a markedly consistent set of imposing, claustrophobic sludge/doom slabs. In fact, protracted slow grinds like "Mind Collapse," "A Year in Suffering," and the title track exploit the band's dual nature -- part doom, part sludge -- with almost predictable balance: shifting back and forth between corrosive riffs topped with ragged screams and sorrowful chords capped with whiney Ozzy-style vocals like a couple of co-dependent drug addicts rooming together at a rehab center.