Monday, 28 September 2015

Organ - 'Tetro' EP (Review)

By: Chris Bull

Album Type: EP
Date Released: 09/09/2015
Label:  Independent




People have always said that on a map of the world, Italy resembles a boot, well; it would seem that lately that boot is stomping holes in motherfuckers,  because Organ’s music  translates crushing doom in the vein of Usnea, a sound reminiscent of French sludge/hardcore band Drawers and the swagger and snarl of early Electric Wizard. 

‘Tetro’ DD track listing:

1). Slave Ship
2). Witch House
3). Kholat Syakhi
4). Hal
5). Enuma Anu Enlil

Organ is:

Alessandro Del Pellegrin | bass
Guilio Fabbro | Drums
Luca Rizzardi | Guitars, vocals
Alessandro Brun | Guitars, vocals

The Review:

A rather pleasantly surprising release from Belluno, Italy's Organ. Not stoner, not sludge, not doom but a band forged in the furnace where all three genre's paths collide.

'Slave Ships' kick things off with some crushing doom in the vein of Usnea. The guitars clang and ring with a sound reminiscent of French sludge/hardcore band Drawers. They play the same riff virtually all the way through this 9 minutes opener but due to the swirling nature of the layers of reverbed guitar, it manages not to become repetitive. Second track 'Witch House' has the swagger and snarl of early Electric Wizard without it sounding like a blatant rip off. 'Kholat Syakhl' is a great song, the colossal riff and pounding drums make it sound like a giant ogre, trampling forests and crushing villages. 'Hal' is a killer atmospheric track that conjures images of ritual sacrifices. The drummer absolutely nails it keeping it minimalist. 'Enuma Anu Enlil' has got the 'Dopethrone' vibe down to a T, churning out the kind of riffs that Jus Oborn and Co should be doing right now. A nice clean section livens it up before some more punishing doom with added dark psychedelics flowing through. Nicely done!

Italy has been responsible for some brilliant heavy music as of late. Bands the likes of Grime and Ufommamut have been making waves (the latter for a good few years) and labels such as Argonauta are keeping the scene alive by investing their time and money into putting out awesome releases. People have always said that on a map of the world, Italy resembles a boot, well; it would seem that lately that boot is stomping holes in motherfuckers.


‘Tetro’ is available here

FFO: Usnea, Drawers, Electric Wizard

Band info: Bandcamp | facebook

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