Sunday, October 11, 2009

Orphan - Aborted By Birth

"Armed with drums and (ultra distorted) bass only, this heavy, hellbound girl-boy two-piece from Brooklyn crashes and bashes though ten trashed tracks of roughhewn rumble, making quite a crazed art-metal-noise racket. The drummer (girl, Speck Brown) pounds the skins with brutal abandon. Meanwhile the bassist (boy, Brendan Majewski) sings, in the most vicious nasty shriek he can muster, which is indeed brutal too, all the while ripping out the distorted riffage - which can get kinda catchy, on such negative creep cuts as "Love Is For The Birds". Elsewhere they lay waste to such troubling topics as "Penis Farm", "Swan Blood", and "Jane Fonda".
Titling their album Aborted By Birth may be intended to draw comparisons to death metallers Cannibal Corpse, if only to stress their metallic bona fides, since otherwise they probably get a lot of Lightning Bolt references, due to the bass-drums duo setup. Naturally, godheadSilo, Jucifer, and Israel's Barbara would be other good comparisons.
By the way, if you go on YouTube and look 'em up, you'll find some pretty cool, arty homemade videos for each of this album's songs!
Released on evil white vinyl only, limited to 666 numbered copies." - aquarius records

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: From the Nursery, 2009
Genre: Nasty, raw sludgy rock/metal amalgam, bass/drums duo
From: Brooklyn
Similar/Related: Lullabye Orchestra, Black Cobra, Tweak Bird, Subrig Destroyer, Zoroaster, Tombs, Big Business, Melvins, Slayer, 5ive
Website : Myspace


Chairmaker said...

fun stuff- thanks(and cheers for the link to my CROM post)

nothingface0 said...