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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Black Shape of Nexus - Negative Black


I ask any supposed doom fans, have you ever shared a bed with a Woolly Mammoth. If the answer is yes, you might be able to fathom the type of love-making that went on and was recorded to create this record.
Black Shape of the Nexus' Negative Black. It's a behemoth of ferocious magnitude and an ancient sound. The tambre evokes Dopethrone-Era Electric Wizard.

1."Illinois"- The opener is the traditional astral drone. Irksome atmospheric guitar blisters and howls. This tune is long, sonically over-powering and nasty. A mood-setter.

2."400h"- A ferocious and pummeling gallop dominates here. Squelched delayed vocals permeate the background. The tune builds into trippy dissonace before burning into a demonic key shift.

3.60 WV- Another sludge debaser, this one punches at an slow grind and trembles others. It delivers Om-like mischief with slow consistent repeated passages of the bVII to the I . 

4."10000 uF"- A 20 minute long dirging trip of chaotic doomness. Punchy gallops herald the intro, which whirls into another droning tapestry of slow nasty ideas. It eventually crashes into a swirling shrieking noise experiment.  

5."14d" - Continues with the thematic passages of droning soundscapes previously explored, sort of has a bell curve of potency and slowed down catastrophe before slowing down into the depths once more.

6."RMS"- A trippy guitar laden voyage of whispers and echoes. A mellow noise track to whisk in more time before the menacing finish to the record.

7. "Neg.Black"- Has some of the the longest overdriven sustains anywhere. Ever. This one bleakly roars until a tribal series of movements around 15 minutes. There is some interesting sound experimentation, feedback melting and large drum room sounds give a lo-fi vibe.

A decent record from an artist gaining some degree of klout in the doom realm. Grab this one by the tusks!





2 comments:

  1. there's no business like slow business! doom on!

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    1. yep! slow, dark and heavy as hell!!

      if you want to know more about B.son you can read this interview I did with them a few weks ago :
      http://theblastingdays.blogspot.fr/search/label/Black%20shape%20of%20nexus

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