Posts Tagged ‘Echoes And Dust’

Album of the Day: Asatta – Spiraling Into Oblivion

Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: Dooming since 2011, Asatta have finally got round to releasing their debut full release, Spiraling Into Oblivion, and for a scene which is in danger of folding into itself with so many sound-a-like bands, they may just introduce a new found invigoration.

By learning their sound over the course of a couple of EP releases, they have taken a more classic approach and melded it with the more hallucinogenic aspects of doom. Not for them the drawn out repeated riff and in its place and penchant for tempo changes and serious guitar shredding.

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‘Dials’ sets the scene and although it is possible the least representative of the album, it’s the perfect opener. All the requisite parts that pop up through Spiraling Into Oblivion are here, the immense riff, the stoner vocals, the melodic guitars… it’s a slow burner too and takes a while to twig.

Better is ‘Lapse’, which demonstrates the remarkable vocals of Sean Anderson who takes all those generic stoner tropes and turns it into his very own. Like a bastardised version of Ozzy Osbourne meets Eddie Vedder, it’s a powerful tool in Asatta’s rather formidable armour. When he leads you into that tempo change halfway through it is as if the years have rolled back and the 70’s were back again.

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Album of the Day: Casual Nun – Super Fancy Skeleton

Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: Crawling out of the miasmic noise of the London underground (and not as in the iconic yet ramshackle transport link), Casual Nun are equal parts noise rock, psychedelic stew and acid-fried krautrock. An intriguing mix that coalesces into an invigorating whole, they fit well […]

Album of the Day: Fange – Purge

Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: Man, this is dark. Like buried-alive dark. Dark like you’re trapped in a box, with not even a sliver of light to provide respite. Guttural, tortured screams, blood-curdling, atonal guitars, a downtuned, feedback-drenched, gory cacophony… just the thing for a lazy summer afternoon. Put […]

Album of the Day: SubRosa – For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: SubRosa’s last release More Constant Than The Gods justifiably garnered itself a ton of attention in the metal universe and found its way onto many album of year lists for 2013. (Including mine!) So the scrutiny on their new release, For This We Fought […]

Album of the Day: Svvamp – Svvamp

Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoes and Dust: With their self-titled debut album, Svvamp have produced a sound that could slide straight in with the classic rock acts of the mid-70s. This is a vintage sound that still sounds good, and for those that enjoy that era of rock music it is […]

Album of the Day: Tesa – GHOST

Posted on Friday, August 12th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: Tesa piqued my interest when I found out they’d been handpicked by Neurosis to be their tour support in August, and when I saw positive comparisons between them and the mighty Pelican. This coincided nicely with an opportunity to review their latest record, a […]

Album of the Day: Radio Moscow – Live In California

Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: It must have been one hot night in California when San Diego heavy psych veterans Radio Moscow rolled into town. Full of smoking riffs and barking vocals, the years since Hendrix last laid waste to Monterey were rolled back and the spirit of ‘69 […]

Album of the Day: Kayo Dot – Plastic House on Base of Sky

Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: I have to admit, I’ve sat on this review a while. A good while, in fact. The review copy dropped ino my inbox on the 9th of May and I thought that I’d have plenty of time to listen, absorb and ruminate. Followed, of […]

Album of the Day: Salem’s Pot – Pronounce This!

Posted on Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: Let me divulge a secret. I had a supernatural experience the other night. Or at least I think I did. See, I live on the edge of a forest, where I like to go running late at night.  For kicks. One moonless, windless night […]

Album of the Day: Anderson / Stolt – Invention of Knowledge

Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: When history looks back at prog rock’s great follies it inevitably lands on Yes’ 1973 album Tales From Topographic Oceans. A sprawling double album featuring a song for each side, it was even too much for keyboardist Rick Wakeman who left the band shortly […]