Monday, July 12, 2021

"Zero Kelvin" by VANTA

 

"Zero Kelvin" by VANTA

Just released on Bandcamp is the new album "Zero Kelvin" from Hungary's VANTA. I've always enjoyed Vanta's no-holds-barred approach to sludge and their fearlessness when it comes to trying new directions, and "Zero Kelvin" continues Vanta's reach into new sonic territory. Guest vocals, acoustic guitar, cello (!!), and spoken word -- Vanta is completely fearless in their approach to sludge. Listen to "Zero Kelvin" on Bandcamp: 

"Zero Kelvin" lights the fire with a 13-minute opener, which begins with acoustic guitar but that is just an intro to an explosion of sound. Next up is a previous release, "Church of the Holy Shit" which captures the epic guitar tone that Vanta has always delivered, along with a background of church organs. This is song is downright catchy in addition to smacking your face with broken pew. 

photo by Ádám Bálint

"Feel Alive" and "Invisible Parasite" contain some mind-blowing guitar solos, and the cello on the last & title song "Zero Kelvin" is surely one of the most unique moments of any sludge album this year. 

photo by Ádám Bálint

Hands-down, "Zero Kelvin" is Vanta's best work yet, and delivers a solid album with exciting experimentation that adds to the music rather than distracting from it.  Be sure to dive into Vanta's back catalog if you have yet to discover everything that Vanta has to offer. (Especially check out the split with HER HIGHNESS.)

From the band: 
Zero Kelvin is a collection of dystopian lullabies. A journey through landscapes of disphorian metaphors. A bottle filled with the frozen water of the black sonic river.

We are Vanta, a metal duo of long-time friends from Budapest, Hungary. We named the band after one of the darkest human made materials in order to reflect our musical intentions. We play a mixture of sludge, doom, and stoner metal. We spice our music with odd time signatures (used recreationally) and a guitar tuned to the depths of hell. We are pushing the limits of our instruments experimenting with heaviness, highly inspired by beer.  



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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Evil Notions by Clyde Von Klaus

Evil Notions by Clyde Von Klaus

Fuzzy is in Vegas this week looking for new digs (and keeping Mrs. C loaded with beverages) but I had to take a break to check out the new album "Evil Notions" from solo band CLYDE VON KLAUS. And I am really digging this one! This is a high-octane blend of doom, metal, grunge, and layers upon layers of killer vocals. Have a listen to  Evil Notions by Clyde Von Klaus on Bandcamp:

I gotta say, this whole album has me on a gigantic trip down memory lane to a time when bands like MOTHER LOVE BONE were laying the foundations of the grunge revolution that on the way. But that's not to say "Evil Notions" is exactly the same thing -- but it lives in the same world with its raw energy, killer riffs, and those awesome vocals. 

Some of the highlights for me include the vocals and guitar on "Freezing Drizzle" and "Fatalistic" and the slow, heavy riff of "The Futures Past." But every song on this beast is a winner.

From the band: 

Clyde Von Klaus is a one man band from Hutto, Texas. All songs created by coming up with some drum beats. Then I bring the songs to life by the drums commands. Spontaneously written and put together. Mistakes and drum clicks just add to the raw thrill of playing hard. No click tracks and no plan. The process is creatively and artistically rejuvenating. The closest thing to being in a band I’ve been able to recreate.  The thrill of putting ideas together on the spot and seeing what it creates and in the end it surprises me.  

Check out the CD and follow the band Clyde Von Klaus on Bandcamp for more music & news at https://clydevonklaus.bandcamp.com

Dig solo bands like Clyde Von Klaus? Be sure to check out Fuzzy's latest comp on Bandcamp with over 4 hours of music from solo bands. It's free on Bandcamp at Loud & Lonely vol. 2


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