Originally appearing on iye zine March 11 2014
(Translated poorly from Italian by Google…)
The original in Italian is available HERE
The debut of the duo Trent Atacama Death Experience is one of the frequent examples of how enormous the number of outputs that are followed daily risks to pass over in silence those who, instead, should get the right emphasis.
Romano “Malaciort” Monero, assisted on this occasion by drummer Antonio Iodice, the latter subsequently replaced by Samuel Bridi, stages twenty-six minutes of sludge-doom-soaked different, misty moods, all thanks mainly to its corrosive tone of voice , bass and drums: the more observant will have noticed that, in listing the instruments, the guitar goes missing, but we guarantee that the overall impact is not affected at all, in fact, the fat sound of the four strings and distorted fills as best you could space normally allocated to the evolution of the instrument metal par excellence.
The sound of the Atacama Death Experience is effective precisely because it is essential, direct and able to evoke putrid swamps as well as the arid desert expanses which are called by the moniker of the band; however, the sound of Wasted Time and Broken Bones is anything but derivative, and perhaps also for its particular stylistic choices, manages to be very personal and show different shades in the course of the four tracks proposals.
Sludge, Stoner, hints of blues transfigured, is in good susseguno Fleece Of Time and Useless Blues , and the excellent Rotten Clouds , with the low to evoke the feverish nightmare image of a huge ball bouncing in slow motion expands beyond belief, and apparently the most canonical the title track, which after un’incipit based on clean vocals tossed into the final acceleration controlled but equally overwhelming.
baked Another pleasant surprise from the undergrowth of the underground metal Italian but now, we can say with good reason that this is no longer news, we just have to wait for the Atacama Death Experience at the first long-distance test that, given the circumstances in this EP, should allow the band to Rovereto and to get a well-deserved wider attention. – Stephen Cavanna
Further praise for Wasted Time and Broken Bones:
“Gentlemen, here we are dealing with a debut with a bang” 9/10 – Italia di Metallo
“If you like your music thick and filthy, these guys definitely do the trick.” The Grim Tower
“(The)”Wasted Time and Broken Bones’ Ep is an original, violent and right to the point with all the requirements to be enjoyed to the fullest.” Metal Wave
“…so heavy that it should come with a health warning.” 5/5 Firebrand After Dark
“…dark and gloomy, dirty and unadorned” The Metal Observer
“sewer dwelling sludge magnificence” 8/10 Destructive Music
“…a remarkable piece of work.” Doommab Bestia
“…a vat of pestilential ravishment, a debilitating swamp of riffs and grooves…” Ringmaster Reviews
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