Marcel H. : I’ll say it right off the bat… ‘Pasung’ by Beldam suffers from the same disease as ‘Still The Wretched Ling’ from two years ago. All characteristics of heavy, rough and at times nasty sludge are present and the band operates within the colouring lines, but it doesn’t stick because it has been done to death by loads of others. The predictable influences of bands such as eyehategod, Grief, Crowbar, you name them, once again pass by. It is all so characterless, Not a punishment to sit through, but unfortunately you immediately forget it all. It lacks real expressiveness. Well, fun to have heard it all once.