Even if you've never heard of Floor, you might find that the lead vocals on "War Party" sound familiar. That's because the band shares singer / guitarist Steve Brooks with Torche, a more well-known stoner metal band. Stream "War Party," taken from Floor's first new album in 12 years, above.
Since their self-titled album was released in 2002, Floor broke up, reissued their 1994 album Dove in 2004, reunited in 2010 to play some shows and release a box set, and have now reunited again for the release of Oblation, a full length due out on April 25th. "War Party," the album's first single, isn't too far removed from what Torche are doing these days, but is perhaps a bit more straightforward due to Floor having only one guitarist. That means it's about as sludgy and poppy as metal can get, and pretty accessible without sacrificing any balls-out fun. Oblation was produced by Converge's always-stellar Kurt Ballou, heavy music's most prolific producer (2013 was a slow year for him, only producing eight albums), so it's sure to all sound as phenomenal as the crunchy, warm "War Party."