Since the release of Lesser Traveled Waters (featuring one track with Lamb of God's D. Randall Blythe), Gollum has undergone a time of renaissance. The group's overwhelming determination to share their craft with the masses has taken them on more self-financed touring, impacting new territories throughout the Midwest, and revisiting the east coast. The results of positive crowd response, great turnouts and merchandise sales have been extremely promising. Gollum has also played with a diverse group of bands, including Mastodon, Soilent Green, Vital Remains, Incantation, God Forbid, Death Angel, The Acacia Strain, Rwake, Alabama Thunderpussy, Minsk, The Dave Brockie Experience (GWAR), Dysrhythmia, Lake Trout, Crisis, Stinking Lizaveta, and Weedeater. Their scheduled 2008 release is Gollum's best material to date and will most likely propel the band into the forefront of the metal world. "Super-ultra-mega complex in structure and style...may never grow old...as tortured and biomechanical as it is free-flowing and organic...rapes ears with a low-end gut-punch...filled with chugging low-end sub-death metal, paranoid post-doom and apocalyptic melody..." - Metal Maniacs "North Carolina's Gollum dodges any semblances of cliché with a fully actualized musical style pointing to limitless imaginative vistas...a cross between death and the most expansive stoner doom you've ever heard...like Mastodon, Lamb of God and Neurosis...[Gollum] seems to owe much to several genres while not belonging to any of them..." - SMN News "As the metal world continues to fill up with predictable bands (Swedish melodic death anyone?), we're beginning to see groups like Gollum retaining the heaviness but pushing the boundaries of the genre..." - Live4Metal.com.
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