Monday, April 15, 2019

Ad Nauseam LP by Lay Down and Rot atmospheric post-metal with great samples

Ad Nauseam by Lay Down and Rot
Ad Nauseam by Lay Down and Rot
Deliver me from the claims of the ageing, cautious, nagging and frightened flesh.
It's no secret Fuzzy loves a good sample. And heavy fuzzed-out guitars & bass and synths. So when Lay Down and Rot showed up with their new LP Ad Nauseam that has all this going on in every track, you know I was going to dig it. Take a listen:

Nausea gets right into things with the atmospheric effects and guitar work, and a sample that matches the mood of the music perfectly. Disturbing, dark, and yet you are hanging on every word. The lead single 'Nausea' features samples of William S. Burroughs reading the last few paragraphs of his 1953 novel 'Junky.'

As the band describes their sound:
While the sound is primarily dominated by doomy post-metal, there are streaks of post-rock, psychedelic jams, synth passages and hints of jazz strewn throughout 'Ad Nauseam'. As a whole, 'Ad Nauseam' is an ode to confusion, angst and despair.
Demons Run Amok continues with a sample of Bill Hicks delivering his most famous bit:
'... it's just a ride, but we always kill those good guys that try to tell us that. D'ya ever notice that? And let the demons run amok.' William Melvin Hicks
According to the band Sally Was a Strange Kind of Woman is dedicated to sex workers around the world, whilst the last track on the album, 'Bourke Street Blues', is a commemoration of the chaos and rampage that ensued in Melbourne, Australia during the 2017 and 2018 terrorist attacks on Bourke Street.

Lay Down and Rot are a duo based in Melbourne, Australia. Formed for some purpose, somewhere, sometime in late 2016. The LP is released on their own label, Everything Hertz Recordings.
Alex - guitars, bass, synth, samples, percussion
Matty - drums, keyboard, percussion, production, mixing
Fans in Melbourne need to keep track of Lay Down and Rot as they are rehearsing as a 4-piece in preparation for their live debut.

Check out Lay Down and Rot at:

Fans of heavy music like this with great samples the way Lay Down and Rot lays it down need to also check out Dr. Sludgelove and Brundle Haze.

You know I dig a song when it ends up on my comp so check out Nausea on Earth Day:

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