† And then the Curse swept the Earth

quinta-feira, 8 de setembro de 2011

De Novissimis

Found this band through a split with Wreck of the Hesperus. Hailing from Ireland, De Novissimis’s bubbling cauldron is full of ingredients. From crust, to punk, to anarcho-grind and of course to sludge, they’re an interesting proposition made even more compelling by the fact that they clearly dont give much of a fuck about pleasing anyone - not least the gentle listener. You can testify it by listening to their Demo:

One track, 30 minutes. Slow rhythmic sludge that speeds up and slows down again, but never loses that groove. It's Doom metal alright. Eyehategod are an obvious reference especially with the feedback and wretched screamed vocals. The dual growl is a nice balance. Guitars are heavy and down-tuned as you'd expect. Unlike a lot of sludge bands, the atmosphere they create is dark and brooding rather than out and out angry. It's excellently played, has great riffs and it carries you away. 

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