NECRO DEATHMORT follow up from last year’s EP1 12″ with the logically nomenclatured EP2. Where EP1 was an exercise in cosmic 70s, 80s and 90s electronic experimentation, EP2 explores the heavier end of the NDM sound in what is fair to say a crushing behemoth of a record, with artwork by Thomas Neulinger.
EP2 features (but isn’t limited to) a sluggish (and slugging) dark groove, HUGE crashing drums, drenched in echo (Sundive), dirgey windswept, creepy as hell, eerie synth, degenerating into yer classic riffing abstract, pummeling DOOM (Mirus), glitchy stuttering loops and fuzzed-out electrodoom poundage (Channel Fever), epic, imposing, startling and all round just raw and heavy as fuck 16-rpm black metal, (Bleeding), desolate sirens, dejecting synth and fucked layers of electronic drone (Deadlight), and a sorrowful creeping dread John Carpenter-style drum pounder that climaxes into a bleak nothingness (Aer).
For optimal enjoyment, this vinyl should be played at a high volume on a sound system capable of reproducing extremely low frequencies. The band will complete their vinyl trilogy next year with EP3.
EP2 is has been released via Distraction Records on limited solid black vinyl, that also includes a CD Digipak copy of NECRO DEATHMORT‘s The Colonial Script, for those wanting something a little more portable, digital downloads are also available and both formats can be purchased now from the Distraction Records Bandcamp page.
NECRO DEATHMORT will also be playing a few select gigs during November in support of EP2, the dates are as follows:
01/11/2014: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, The Mining Institute w/ Ghold, Khünnt
02/11/2014: Leeds, Wharf Chambers w/ Ghold, Cattle
08/11/2014: Manchester, Islington Mill w/ Ghold & guests
09/11/2014: Bristol, The Exchange w/ Dragged Into Sunlight, Bong, 11Paranoias, Ghold