Hardened second release by London’s Subdued throttles gasps of brickwall torture in and amongst the poison flora of spoken word which will legitimately make a mother cry. Nods to the impassable corners of Celtic Frost and the broken necks of enthusiastic Amebix fans, all with a specific kind of listless stare into the white void of repetitive oblivion. Shaking you in and out of misery, Subdued are back.
The record comes in a wraparound sleeve with collaborative art between drummer Nicky Rat and singer Jack Sabbath. Coming out on La Vida Es Un Mus
Chain Cult from Athens, Greece return with a new two track 7″ after releasing their much loved demo on vinyl just a few months ago. On Isolated, Chain Cult have upped the intensity and dark atmospherics. The sound is bigger, focused and anthemic. The guitar work is haunting and flanged and the rhythm section locked in, keeping the energy high. It sits somewhere between Vex’s Sanctuary 12″, a more uptempo Killing Joke and Warsaw while remaining a band of their time.
Isolated comes housed in a pocket sleeve designed by the bands signature designer A.D. Visions which also created the lyric insert.