Monday, 26 October 2015

Recitation - 'Carrion' (Album Review)

By: Richard Maw

Album Type: EP
Date Released: 09/10/2015
Label: Indisciplinarian 



‘Carrion’ is one twenty seven minute (!) track that is funereal in its approach, downbeat in its execution and extremely dark in content.  Massively heavy and plodding, incorporating vocals of the inhumanly low variety, the guitars are similarly tuned and the drums are massive and unforgiving.  Overall the record is an exercise in vibe and endurance.

‘Carrion’ DD//LP track listing

1). Carrion

The Review:

Recitation is a Danish “project” (so the internet says) that is very, very doom. ‘Carrion’ is one twenty seven minute (!) track that is funereal in its approach, downbeat in its execution and extremely dark in content. The vocals are of the inhumanly low variety, the guitars are similarly tuned and the drums are massive and unforgiving. The riffs are repeated ad infinitum, as you might expect, and there are not a huge number of them. The record is an exercise in vibe and endurance. Massively heavy and plodding until around 17 minutes in, when things pick up and the vocals are buried in the mix. Of course, it all slows down again later...

If you are a fan of the funeral end of doom or enjoyed the last Conan or Foehammer release, then you will most likely enjoy this. For me, these Danes are not the equal of either of those bands, but they certainly make a dark and heavy noise which is well worth checking out. Just don't expect dynamics or surprises.

‘Migation’ is available here

FFO: Conan, Foehammer, Ahab, Warhorse



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