Posts Tagged ‘Neurosis’
Northern hemisphere: Winter is not over yet!
Southern hemisphere: Winter is coming!
People living around the equator: lucky bastards!
Here´s new fuel to fan the flames of your winter depression, Breach from Luleå, high up in Northern Sweden where winters are long and dark. Gripping ultra intense bass driven heavy noise, somewhere between New School Hardcore, Doom and Noise Rock. Or in other words: Neurosis, Shellac, Unsane, Entombed, Voivoid and whatever now comes to your mind. This band has a great deal of talent and on their second full length “it´s me god” from 1997 they give you the proof for that. Breach create a very dark and brooding mood, a tone-painting of frustration, glimpses of hope, but mostly just darkness. But there is beauty in this darkness…
Ulme used to be a popular noise band in Europe in the 90s that was often compared to bands like Neurosis and also brought a noisy grunge influence into the music. At the release concert of their third full length in 1999 the band did split up, they beat each other up on stage over a girlfriend. Seven years later the band of three brothers (today minus one of the three, Ulme have a new bassist) came back and gives you a noise-punch of four tracks in your face. Again Ulme are mixing the spirit of the 70s with the heavyness of the 90s, noisy guitars, hypnotic, rolling grooves, interspersed with calmer moments – painful vocals, melancholic melodies and outbreaks of bestial wrath. Ulme are back and still are able to show the world what good rockmusic is all about, doomy and groovy, Nirvana is shaking hands with Black Sabbath on a post-hardcore dancefloor. Music like the elm (Ulme is german for elm) on the front cover.