Clearly this has nothing to do with anything from the subcontinent. Most of us here are blissfully oblivious to the existence of Sludge as a genre. Pitiable folks them. Indian’s second single titled Directional is a unipolar effort in dread. Everything here is singular. Just one riff, just one drum pattern and just one bassline goes to show how simplicity can work wonders in conjuring possibly, one of the heaviest songs of 2014. Coated in the most potent of acidic concoctions the vocals serve only to corrode flesh and evoke a curious sense of masochism. This leaves me obliged to be stoked.
The first single titled ‘Rhetoric of No‘ maybe streamed below as well.
Both tracks comes of the soon to be released record titled From All Purity released via Relapse Records.
2. Angel Vivaldi
Djent has sort of become this oxymoron of progressive degeneracy. Indeed the genre remains stagnant due to an over reliance on unmemorable groove technicality ( not forgetting tech death), each one barely different from the other by a single note, which for obvious reasons fails to be discernible to the musically uneducated (like myself). Yet some one man artists like Tosin Abasi do spice it up a bit, making it enjoyable as opposed to being memorable. And that is ok in my book. Angel Vivaldi is another such one man band. His last EP Universal Language had the same effect as Animals as Leaders’s self titled debut did. Melodic,fun,heavy. His new single and rather thoughtfully titled “._ _ _ _” is no different.
The track comes off the new album Away With Words – Part I.