BISMUTH

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Album Reviews -

The Slow Dy­ing Of The Great Bar­rier Reef

DRY COUGH Doom-laden duo sound an aquatic tone of alarm While fools in power re­ject the con­cept of global warm­ing, it’s en­cour­ag­ing to see the likes of Go­jira and Ar­chi­tects high­light­ing the dam­age we’re do­ing to the environmen­t. You can add Not­ting­ham drone/doom duo Bismuth to the grow­ing list of con­cerned metal artists, as their sec­ond ful­l­length’s ti­tle and con­cept couldn’t be any blunter. Mu­si­cally, their in­cre­men­tal sub­sonic bass swells and re­ver­ber­a­tions, skit­ter­ing cym­bal crashes and aque­ous vo­cal coos give way to dis­cor­dant heav­i­ness when the vol­ume in­creases on the 30-plus minute ti­tle track, mim­ick­ing the ero­sion of a frag­ile ecosys­tem. Weltschmer­z, mean­while, nails the point through its toxic sludge­doom de­struc­tion.

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FOR FANS OF: Monarch, Bell Witch, Colts­blood

DEAN BROWN

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