This review originally appeared in The Grim Tower on February 10 2014.
Two dudes make up this drum n’ bass act from Italy. I’ve never heard a band with just a bass before, but I can say that it’s some interesting stuff which reminds me a little of Satyricon on LSD. But they consider their style to be a mix of sludge/doom and crust. However, the vocals come off a bit black. I’m not sure if that’s the intention, but they do. Romano “Malaciort” Monero handles the Bass and Vocals for the band, while Antonio Iodice makes up the drumming, with a band that has nothing but bass and drums, you can obviously expect a very thick sound from the band, much what you would expect from sludge. The drums are not thickly displayed on the album, but you can hear them backing the tracks well enough. Stoner grooves and black metal vocals do elicit some strange reactions, but it’s definitely odd how they seem to work together quite well on each of these four tracks. Again, this is the first time I’ve ever heard a band that only consisted of a bass, drum and vocals; but to be honest; they’re quite good and have some potential on the disc. If you like your music thick and filthy, these guys definitely do the trick. But they’re not afraid to throw the blues riffs into it as well and that’s what keeps this from becoming monotonous. Though I’d like to hear a standard guitar, it doesn’t bother me quite as much as I’d expect. It’s something new and different and I champion that. If this little project sounds like something you’d want to give an ear to; then go check it out and grab a copy of the album. 7/10
Releases February 26 2014. Pre-orders end today.