Label: Viral Age Records - VRLG02,Dirty Apparatus - DA01 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock, Hardcore, Punk, Heavy Metal
Dead In The Woods are, well A Nottingham band that reflected a lot Pauvre Diable - Julio Iglesias - Julio-24 Chansons the city's hardcore and sludge heritage, Dead In The Woods have always however had this otherness about them. Suitably raging and uncomprimising, the off-beat delivery of the vocals always sets me in mind of more mathy bands like Knut. Their split with Diet Pills who have also recently called it a day a few years ago was a rumbling statement of intent and this LP seems to be those initial ideas expanded upon and developed.
Hints of electronics are on display and there's some interesting leads layered over the top. The endless and clattering drum patterns only add to the thick, gloopy production, which moves as one twisting, dark mass. Where Dead In The Woods have grown just before their demise is in dynamics, there are sections on here which ease off the gas and its to their advantage, the sinewy and The Awakening - Dead In The Woods - The Sign Of The Son Of Man meanderings of Beyond Tannhauser Gate echo with a melancholic sadness as well as restrained sorrow that explodes when they go back to the grinding, pulsing riffage.
There's even some theremin magic on The Awakening which gives it, weirdly, an almost mystical stoner rock feel. You get the feeling the band have taken their time over this, poring over every detail in the studio. It's a shame they've Chaos! - Uitgezonderd to part ways, but you can find some of the members already active in new bands, which are already doing the business.
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