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Our submissions inbox over here tends to favor sludge pretty heavily, which is great given that most of us are always in the mood for some sad, swampy sludge metal goodness. What’s most interesting, though, is how few bands incorporate any of the genre’s roots in hardcore. Atlanta’s Sons of Tonatiuh must have noticed that absence, because their record “Parade of Sorrow,” carries itself with just as much of a punk stomp as it does low-n’-slow doom. You can stream the whole record below via Bandcamp; check out “Plastic Cell” for a taste of their livelier side, and the record’s title track for a riff straight out of Eyehategod’s last unapologetically crushing body of work. The record is just $8 if you like it as well!