Reviews Various Artists Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire/Nesseria - Split

Various Artists

Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire/Nesseria - Split

Clinging To The Tress Of A Forest Fire (hereafter referred to as CTTTOAFF for ease) hail from Denver, Colorado and deal in heavy as hell grind in all it's misanthropic glory. Coming to my attention only recently (sorry, I completely missed the boat on this band initially), they just released this split with French group Nesseria on Throatruiner Records. About to drop on vinyl, this is the most visceral record I've had the pleasure of hearing this year. Funnily enough, CTTTOAFF actually released a demo this year by the name Visceral, likely the most aptly named demo put out in recent times.

Starting as they mean to go on, CTTTOAFF kick off with "Opaque." Barely scraping past the one minute mark, a bass laden intro feeds into intense screams and the quickest blastbeats this side of black metal. This band are angry and they want you to know about it. "Lower Than Life, Higher Than The Sky" begins in a much different way, squalling feedback and minimal drums colour the first minute or so, leading us into Ethan's gut-wrenching vocal display. Absolutely full of spite and aggression, he paints a desolate picture of existence with his voice. It's difficult to believe that only three people are making this crust infused noise.

Can Nesseria follow this unholy racket ? Yes. Yes they can.

Launching full tilt into "Freistadt," the french quintet give you barely a second to recover from what came before. This is the kind of music the French excel at; (if they aren't wallowing in sadness and staring at the floor encased in black metal drenched shoegaze of course) raw and intense hardcore-esque black-grind. "1789" closes the record. A three minute lesson in how to sound as pissed off as humanly possible. It's unrelenting in scope, pounding beats and vocals so harsh you fear for the larynx of their vocalist, Adrien. Having only released a handful of splits and one full length in 2009, I can only hope that Nesseria deem us worthy of a new record.



Check out the stream of the split here: http://throatruinerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/split

8.0 / 10Cheryl
See also
facebook.com/CTTTOAFF facebook.com/pages/NESSERIA/193218518841
Advertisement
KFAI - Roar of the Underground
Leave a comment

8.0 / 10

8.0 / 10

Share this content
Advertisement
KFAI - Root Of All Evil
More by Various Artists

Various Artists

Moloch/Groak - split EP

7.5 / 10 Various Artists - Moloch/Groak - split EP album cover

Sometimes, no matter how much you like a band, they just fall off your radar. Not because of you being uninterested. Sometimes it just happens. Moloch is such a band ...

Various Artists

Symphony Of Distraction / 69 Enfermos - They Came From Faster Space Split

7.0 / 10 Various Artists - Symphony Of Distraction / 69 Enfermos - They Came From Faster Space Split album cover

Recently I picked up my longboard from the barn where it was in hibernation for quite some time. I have been cleaning the bearings and other necessary maintenance. All the ...

Various Artists

The Bananas/Rivers Edge - split

7.5 / 10 Various Artists - The Bananas/Rivers Edge - split album cover

It had been a long time since I’d listened to The Bananas – and I have to ask myself why. It’s that peppy, poppy, yet underproduced DIY thing that I ...

x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.