Demonbrother – “Beyond The Veil” – [Iron Lung Records]
Brooding murky powerviolence from Will Killingsworth (Vaccine) and Andrew Jackmauh (Confines), a duo of bass and drums that carries all the bulk and brutality that the genre demands without the relentless riffage and blastbeats that the metal leanings imply. Viscous pounding of bass permeates the mongoloid march of drums, driving the sludge burdened introspection on mental illness and stigma. Delusions of layered guitar feedback build to an almost symphonic precipice and torment the listener from the outside, inducing paranoid visions of anxiety and hallucination. The spoken word sampling on Schrei exposes the themes of social compartmentalization and definitions of insanity. We’re all fucking crazy, embrace it.