Title: Strapped In, Ready To Go
Release: Tape / Digital
I’ll admit that I’m not a huge doom expert, of course throughout the years I’ve gathered quite a few favorites from the genre (Corrupted, Hell, Crowskin, King Woman, Pallbearer to name a few, besides the apparent classics ). However, who doesn’t love a good doom record? Who doesn’t absolutely love it to feel completely crushed over fat riffing guitars fuzzed almost beyond recognition while a painfully slow rhythmic section is stomping walls of low frequencies your way?
Oh and I almost forgot, who doesn’t absolutely love it when on top of (or rather buried deep within) this infernal soundscape you add menacing, reverb-drenched screams with fragmentary lyrics that wound your subconscious perceptions rather than impose a certain message or image to your listening experience?
If you’ve already hit play on the embed above you’ll know that all that I wrote is not fiction but pretty much based on my time spent with Malmö, Sweden’s UURN debut tape Strapped In, Ready To Go. A few weeks separate us from the live debut of this brand new band, formed by some old dogs in the Malmö scene so give them a shot.
Grab a tape, and a t-shirt, or drop them a line if you want to see their doom and gloom unfold over your city because I might have overheard they’re trying to put a tour together for next year.