The sixth release on Riot Season's sister label Swap Meat. Cassette only edition of 40 numbered copies with grey tape shells and download code.
After a split tape with the Spanish band Hipoxia, released through 9 labels across Europe in September of 2013, Gangrened comes now with their second record: “We Are Nothing”. 3 songs bringing their heaviest material to date.
Title and artwork of the record refers to how many of the most influential members of the worlds economic and politic elites gather together, high on the conscience of their privileged condition, in secret societies (Free Mansonry, Skull and Bones, not fucking Iluminatti that is an invention to distract the attention from the real ones) unleashing their most pervert and occult desires while they are designing and imposing a "fenced" life in a "fenced" society to the rest of the common population. We are nothing.
Kicking with “Lung Remover” it falls over you like the heaviest hammer of monolithic doom you could ever imagine. “Them” is the sludgiest passage of the record ending in a madness of a heavy d-beat part full of evilness. Then as last track comes “Kontti”, a really original sludge revision of the classic of Black Flag “Six Pack". Kontti means 24 pack in Finnish slang, cuase more is more and heavy is HEAVY. In resume: 23 mins. of total heaviness and filth.
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Well this is damn good. I’m struggling to describe it, but here goes: Birthday Party era Nick Cave arthouse post punk with a stoner rock vibe to the production. Whew!
The bass drives the music and there is considerable variety between the songs. They tag it as, among others, psychedelic rock, and while I’m not sure I hear it, this lines up nicely with other recent standout additions to my collection like Hochen, Dreamtime, and Black Rainbows, who also use that tag. So maybe it’s just me. Lute FP