On the 12th of May the US dark-metal quintet God Of Nothing will be releasing the LP Silent Silhouette.
God of Nothing
Through the addition of rhythm guitar God Of Nothing are able to both deliver coiled springs of rage to their output, whilst giving the tracks expressive atmosphere that enables them to cloak with the listener with the enveloping oppression of which their music articulates.
The last of the six tracks on the album is Lorraine.
An album that takes Bernie Pink through acoustic led sparseness to acid laced psychedelia, yet throughout the roughly twenty two minutes release the listener never wavers their attention.
The rawness of the music gives it its primal fascination as players swap and change roles in the various tracks as the collisions of sounds and shrieks clatter across the room in what sounds initially like a chaotic sprawl though quickly transpires as songs which have a discernible direction of travel.
Establishing a wider live performance presence, the début LP will hopefully open further opportunities for Bernie Pink and a band I look forward to coming back to in short order.
My pick of the release is the second track – Punk Song.
The US garage-rock trio Pink Mexico released a split 7″ single with Monograms earlier this month.
Pink Mexico – photo credit Melanie
Backhanded Manly Manaroni is everything you could possibly desire from garage-rock in a fuzzy burr of energy that wraps itself up in less than two and a half minutes, leaving the listener feeling better for having taken part in the experience.
The US metal-grunge quintet, Swallowed Alive, release the LP Kingdom Come on the 4th of August.
In advance of the album the opening of the six tracks – Kvlt Leader has surfaced. The sheering growls of metal are melted in to the flattened indifference of grunge, giving Swallowed Alive a soundscape which warps in and out of shape continually, finding the listener, only, looking for the volume louder button.
Delivering an intriguing combination of furious metal, flowing around progressive rock rivulets, Life Barrier are able to keep the listener fully engaged. The second of the six tracks on the album is For (Giver).