Channels - Or at least that's what I think this is called, the artwork is in some very strange language that initially I assumed was Russian or something, apparently its actually Macedonian in Cyrillic characters. This I only figured out by having a bit of a google moment as my copy of this came without any press blarb, though apparently the actual release of this will have a sticker with the English translations on, whatever it looks hardcore punky to me and it was, of course, the last to go into the cd deck.
And again, I was wrong (no surprise there). This is incredibly heavy doomy punk metal of seismic proportions.... this is earth shattering to say the least! As soon as the first drum beat kicks in after a minute of guitar feedback you know this is going to hurt. Undecipherable dark vocals (Macedonian?) and downtuned rifftastic slow guitars are in order of the day, but not in a SUNN 0))) way. Far from it in fact, this is more punk and less about the bottom end of black metal, but for punk music this is on the more experimental edge of things. Being kept on the edge of the seat, waiting for that endless feedback to be replaced by the next crushing dropped chord is crippling and used to brilliant effect at the end of the first track and throughout the rest of the album. The torturous vocals and harsh instrumentation here isn't a sign of uneasy listening, far from it. I mean, it's not an album for the coffee shop or some department store (though I could imagine that would be highly amusing... maybe think about that Sainsburys?) but its something that is more instant than say Khanate. The album is only short too, which is a good choice as things do start to become a little repetitive, but other than this is highly enjoyable!