Blsphm / Gezoleen / Hadals / Knoll - 4way cs - Tapes of a Neon God
BLSPHM a bedroom recording of darke harshend blackmetal blasted at the speed of grindcore with searing insane vocal hate. Its a superfast blur of drum+guitar-noise over buried throat abuse. Near the 6ix minute mark, it turns into a chill drone piece. Perfect gateway to the next artist.
Gezoleen Synth buzz& turntable or microphone bump looped with shining pads hovering above. Creates a nice dimensional textured rhythm with no gaps or empty spaces yet plenty of head & breathing room. Suddenly jarred by a flip in the script. VOCALS like that of a poor-man's Jerry Cantrell or Ardent Vein boom in with an old school Type-o-Negative kind of feel. The music totally changed as well, but there are some familiar elements like the looped mic bump but with some distorted guitar or bass and a low bit resolution effect somewhere in there. The music sounds completely interesting but the vocals killed my boner for awesomeness.
Hadals seep in from nothing. A massive kick gongs out, exploding exponentially, rolling thunderous grimy distorted ripples, asserting superiority and commanding respect from every corner of the universe. Wet & hostile, end of the world wall type shit. Gives way to an epic cool down featuring hiss and soft shimmery crystal goblet drones. Earthy and mystical. Comparatively the most ambient thing ever. Slowly fades back into nothing... Eventually another song begins, or so it seems. No, this is just some more, thick & bad-ass death-industrial end of the world wall type shit. Hadals giving you exactly what you want.
Knoll kicks it off with a lo-fi sample and dives right into some harsh noise jams. Distortion and Delay pedal does most of the work on what sounds like a possible open room recording. The slightly lossy recording quality may be my imagination. Dude must have a bass guitar maybe? not sure. Sounds like he had a blast playing this stuff. I can find like zero info on this project other than his name, Kevin Wright, Birmingham AL. Plenty of distorted-delay/loop grooves that dont stick long enough to play out their welcome. Bang yer head. I'm bangin' mine. Let me know if you find any other Knoll recordings k?