UK drone/doom duo, OMMADON, has now dropped their sonically devastating new full-length, V via Dry Cough Records in the UK, Burning World Records in The Netherlands and Domestic Genocide Records in the USA.
OMMADON aims to achieve sonic annihilation of the self in their perpetual quest for heaviness. The fifth effort from the pair, both ex-members of Snowblood, continues their quest. Boasting two monolithic tracks of primal, sonic oppression, V clocks in at nearly ninety chest-caving minutes, its rawness creating a truly unsettling and downright claustrophobic atmosphere, enough to drain you of your spirit and tarnish your soul. V was executed and recorded live by OMMADON on The Hill Of Maud in the Scottish Highlands over the winter of 2012/2013. Split across four sides of vinyl, the 180 gram double LP was mastered by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, High On Fire etc.) and worships at the altar of Teeth Of The Lions Rule The Divine, Sunn O))), early Earth, and all things decibel-challenging. You can also read Paul’s recent review here.
David Tobin (guitars) and Ewan Mackenzie (drums, keyboards) are adept at cultivating colossal stockades of noise, as their thick, crushing sound makes full use of impossibly weighty drones and riffs that feel almost infinite. The pace is impressively slow, the dynamics building from the shifting harmonics in the distortion. Riffs are clawed down from the moon and ooze through the amp at a glacial rate. Huge, almost dub-like chasms loom out of the haze, while the drums dash to and hither, perilously close to collapse into the abyss, but then taking off at tangents to the edge.
In celebration of its release, Cvlt Nation spews forth V2 in its soul-rupturing near-forty-minute entirety get crushed, courtesy of Cvlt Nation, at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, sample V1 still streaming at Terrorizer Magazine HERE.
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