Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Necro Deathmort - The Colonial Script
Finally got around to checking this lot out. Basic idea seems to be doom (or if you're Aquarius Records, dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom) but with loads of synths and horrid beats thrown in. We're talking post-Sunn doom and not rocking Black Sabbath riffs. It's got a bit of a Godflesh feel but then if you cross metal type stuff with synths/beats it's kind of inevitable. Reminds me a bit of Legion Of Two as well.
The plaudits continue for London duo Necro Deathmort. After quietly unleashing first album This Beat is Necrotronic onto an unsuspecting but appreciative world back in 2009, the pair released unanimously-praised Music of Bleak Origin in 2010, which saw them refine their doom-meets-heavy bass template to remarkable effect. No wonder that they have supported Ulver, Shining, and d.USK among others, added Roadburn, Sonar, Supersonic, Asymmetry to their ever-expanding festival list, and remixed the likes of Ulver and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree). And now AJ Cookson and Matthew Rozeik go one step darker into the abyss with undoubtedly their strongest, heaviest and most accomplished album yet: The Colonial Script.
It's all what you expect and then some. Dingy, gritty sounds that creeps, lurks, builds, elongates, teases, and piledrives you in the face with switchblade beats and apocalyptic crescendos. And that's just in the first tune. Over the course of the nine tracks, you can expect to hear grainy, doomy ambience, whirlpools of 23hz low-end scuzz, acidburn waspsynth buzz, thudding and juddering feedback-ridden roars, distorted nihilistic yelps, doomscaping visceral breaks, buzzsawing smackstrung loops, all seamlessly weaved together in a brutal but beautiful tapestry. Maximum volume yields maximum results.
Oh, and you should just generally support Distraction Records. They've got a nice bandcamp page of weirdo sounds here - http://distractionrecords.bandcamp.com/. They also bung on lots of DIY gigs in Newcastle. They once put on one of my old bands, Unicorn Love and it was excellent.