Monday, October 17, 2011

Dead To Rights...

Dead Existence - Born Into The Planet's Scars (2011)

Not to blow our own trumpets, but here in the UK we know how to do heavy. We started in the late 60's/early 70's with Sabbath and never looked back. Coughing up Napalm Death in the 80's, Iron Monkey in the 90's then in just the last couple of years amid the forever waining industry the amount of self financed thunderous acts that have seeped out the wood work has never been higher. Bands like Gurt, Iron Witch, Sigiriya, Hang The Bastard and our good friends Thunder Horse and Dopefight to name just a few. We're sure as hell not short of talent over here, and that statement can be extended with this London based post hardcore, sludge, stoner crew.
I'll admit, I've meant to get these guys on here for a while, ever since Ant from Dopefight gave me a copy of the two bands split EP. For some reason I never actually got round to it. My bad.
Nevertheless, this brand new release is the perfect excuse to bring some awesome down tuned grooves straight to your ears! Imagine a slower incarnation of Buzz•oven merged with High On Fire... with tracks in excess of 10 minutes. Each of which drag you through a myriad of fused genres - Hardcore meeting sludge, creeping into doom and occasionally fading into drone, and all aptly playing the backdrop for some of the best tortured vocal stylings I've heard this year. It's truly brutal and goddamn does it paint a picture. I swear, if Dante's Inferno had a sound track this would be it. But don't listen to me, check the sample track below and hear for yourself...

Now the guys have put this up and album available from their bandcamp in digital and cd form for a rock bottom price. So fair's fair, I've just supplied a link below to download the opening track Down The Crooked Path. If you dig it, show the guys some charity and drop them some cash. C'mon, you know it's worth it!

~ Jay

For Fans Of; Crowbar, Soilent Green, Weedeater, Bongripper, Dopefight

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