Gapang is a three-piece sludge metal act outta the Philippines whose name is Tagalog for “crawl” and when you hear these mammoth down-tuned riffs, the name makes even more sense. Slow, brooding, slabs of sludgy goodness. What’s that? The band lyrically is all about confronting social issues plaguing the Philippines? Oh god…EVEN FUCKING BETTER. With band members from Philippines protest metal band Barabbas in the mix it makes sense that the band would gravitate towards socially conscious content.
According to the band:
“The band still writes about themes involving human and societal strife, third-world tyranny, and uplifted hate. The music is now more focused on heaviness, slow tempo, and grit. At the same time, it routinely incorporates experimentations in ambient/atmospheric sonic scapes as a backdrop to the band’s signature sound.”
Go blast the band’s recently released debut full length Kontrasismo on Mindplight Recordings.