UNEXAMINE “Carnal Opponent No Brothers” 7″ (OXEN RECORDS, 2015)
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UNEXAMINE is Charlie Mumma of Sissy Spacek, Knelt Rote and about a million other rather amazing bands and projects collaborating with the also prolific Danny Costa., but where do we begin with this 7″. this little blaster seems to bring all of the best elements of many of Mumma’s projects and roll them all into a ball and proceed to roll it down a mountainside in which it crushes the village below, and then next thing you know you are pushing this sharp, jagged, metallic ball of hate back up the same old hill only to be crushed by it once again. Mumma and Costa masterfully and effortlessly combine sharp edged, angular and jittery, wrung out and dragged through rust laden sonic pillars of harsh noise. Unexamine is a sonic cacophony, melting industrial style mutated percussion sounds, screeching, feedback ridden and blood gargling vocals, layers and layers of low end rumbles, whilst keeping the listener moving and stunted at a rapid fire pacing. . Mumma and Costa peel back the skin of the listener to create a precision cut up would, by blasting the ear with a tone cannon of visceral, dark, cut up, chugging alienating sounds. There’s so much harsh noise that i listen to, but this is really blowing the doors off my prison cell.
This 7″ is the sound of rusted garbage coming back to life and slicing the throats of its manufacturer. Mumma’s cuts on this newly released 7″ are unique ideas in harsh noise; fast paced, brooding, even occasionally rhythmic walls and towers of hell; spliced with junk, field recordings and enough nihilism to make you smash the record player as soon as this thing ends. TOP NOTCH HARSHNESS from a veteran act in the game. This 7” might already be sold out at the source, check in with the label or artist.
Written by : MALO