Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Black Shape of Nexus - 'Nothing New - 10 Years Of Fresh Air Enjoyment' (Album Review)

By: Chris Bull

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 04/12/2015
Label: Wolfbiker Records |
Meta Matter Records


If you're reading this, chances are you've heard of BSON and are fully aware of what this will bring. What they bring is pummelling, noisy doom.

“'Nothing New - 10 Years Of Fresh Air Enjoyment' CD//DD track listing:  
1). Honour Found In Delay
2). Always And Only
3). VIIIe
4). Heute Spaß, morgen Tod
5). VII

The Review:

'Nothing New - 10 Years Of Fresh Air Enjoyment', the compilation of songs released by Black Shape Of Nexus is exactly what the label would suggest. If you're reading this, chances are you've heard of BSON and are fully aware of what this will bring. What they bring is pummelling, noisy doom.

The pun-tastic 'Honuor Found In Delay' delivers a few moments of calm before the knuckle dragging doom dredges through the mire while spacey swoops travel between eardrums. The pace picks up and wanders into High On Fire territory before the cacophony of feedback at the end. Song length in the BSON camp has always been a variable affair as the 8 minute sludgathon of 'Always and Only' is followed by Uber Doom track 'VIIIe'. 'Heute Spaß, Morgen Tod' is (from what I can tell) the only song sung in their mother tongue and a neanderthalic club to the head. By the time the fifth and final track 'VII' comes around, you'll have a sore head and neck...and that's set to worsen with the punchy instrumental that's on offer here.

This is more of a collector’s item in my opinion. What I hope is that this is just a sweetener, a little taunt before the crushing blow of another full length is dished out. A man can hope.

'Nothing New - 10 Years Of Fresh Air Enjoyment' is available here



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1 comment:

Meta Matter Records said...

Hi Chris,

thank you for the nice review. And yes, this one is indeed is "just a sweetener, a little taunt before the crushing blow of another full length" (like you wrote). Next full length will be out around march / april 2016 on Exile on Mainstream Records.

Cheers,
Stef (Meta Matter Rec. / B.SON)