NO SPILL BLOOD

HEAVY ELECTRICITY (SARGENT HOUSE)

NO SPILL BLOOD - HEAVY ELECTRICITY 81680
Format:
1 CD
Release:
13.03.2015
Label:
SARGENT HOUSE
Genre:
Metal
Kat.-Nr.:
81680
Barcode:
0634457682023
Dublin, Ireland trio No Spill Blood's ferocious dose of synth-laden aggression, Heavy Electricity comes across with all the brutal heft of underground metal but also with the clever intellect of post-punk bands like Killing Joke and Iceage.

The band's shared love of Devo's smarmy synths, Trans Am's rhythmic soundscapes and the Melvins' unencumbered experimentalism brought them together to create a beastly noise using just vocals, bass, synths and drums.

Album opener "White Out" kicks things off with a commanding hi-hat to triplet count-in, as bassist/vocalist Matt Hedigan jumps in to the syncopated fray with growling, distortion-soaked bass.

It's a moment of syrupy intensity befitting Masters of Reality-era Sabbath until the band suddenly lunges into a driving post-punk riff.

"Back To The Earth" sounds like krautrock cranked to 11, with O'Meara's shimmering synth lines warbling over the churning rhythms.

The hypnotic and occasionally hallucinogenic 6-1/2 minute "Now II" (featuring guest vocals by Mike Watt) builds subtly open a simple keyboard line into an epic metallic eruption similar to labelmates Russian Circles' awe-inspiring work.

Throughout the album's 9-song, 46-minute duration, No Spill Blood never lets up on its intensity and power while still exploring a variety of sounds.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. WHITE OUT
  • 1.2. BACK TO THE EARTH
  • 1.3. NOW II
  • 1.4. EL DUURTO
  • 1.5. HARSH ROUTE
  • 1.6. HEAVY ELECTRICTY
  • 1.7. THINNER
  • 1.8. SWEET BEANS
  • 1.9. ENDLESS DRIFT