LA MUERTE La Muerte
Belgium’s noise rock godfathers are back and blazing
On their first album in over 20 years, La Muerte sound very much up for living up to their ‘the Popes of the Belgian underground’ epithet as they build on recent post-reunion EPs Evil and Murder Machine, and drag their amorphous, noise rock barrage into ever more disorientating territory. At times it’s monstrously heavy, as on the stately, thudding sprawl of Lost. At others, it’s just demented; LSD For The Holy Man sounds like an overly medicated Electric Wizard covering The Stooges in a wind tunnel. Meanwhile, the spectre of The Birthday Party places the likes of Crash Baby Crash firmly on the right side of wrong. Listen to this sufficiently loud and a religious experience is guaranteed.
FOR FANS OF: The Stooges, Evil Blizzard, Unsane