Four songs of sludge from Cincinatti rage through a half hour of bliss for metal heads with an affinity for long songs. All songs featured on this album are 7:45 or longer, with the exception of title track Colony Of Machines. The aforementioned is merely a relaxing interlude between mammoth assaults of sludge that characterize this album.. really more like a segue into the last song, or if this was put on vinyl it would act as an introduction to the B-side. MOLLUSK is comprised of two members, one of which is credited with drums / vocals, but the level of musicianship on this album shows what monumental feats a two piece can do. I cant really describe this as a vision from the guy credited with strings (guitar & bass), because the album wouldn’t flow without the drums. Truly, the drumming going on here is what keeps this monster of sound from slowly drowning in the murky waters of ambiance that the melodies provide. Gruff shouted out vocals that are rather generic in style emanate from only the compositions on the first half of this cd, the other half being purely instrumental. Lyrics are neither provided on the bandcamp page or in the cd, so its anyones guess what the duo sing about. Judging from the music, I’d say they deal with the decay of society into the quagmire of filth that flows through the sewers of our cities like black blood through someones veins. It’s not really the lyrical content that the band is going for, but more for the mood and feeling that the musical mixture of distorted melodies and surging drums provides for the listener. Highly recommended for those who like long sludge metal songs with a heavy slab of doom thrown in for good measure. Not for everyone.Recorded at Candyland Studio by Mike Montgomery during the Spring of 2013. Expect a sticker with purchase of CD. or you can download for free from bandcamp.