Deadform – “Deadform” – [Brainsand]
whngr 1/26/2023 A Library, Cassette
Oakland It Hurts
Feels sick and hopeless with despair. Five sonnets scrawled in the illegible script of the forsaken psychiatrist who has given up on the oath of Hippocrates, wrote on the gutter stained prescription pad of a life filled with abuse, confusion, and loss. Moderately fierce, feverishly despondent, three-piece sludge merchants/doom-saints crust out with chugging and a few perverted nods to Iommi. Unsettling samples/ambience, furious kit abuse, and a bit of slightly cringe worthy guitar leads that are rough and pinchy but paradoxically enjoyable… with riffs and guttural bellows that stretch bestial tendrils into the primordial lizard brain. The endless search for heaviness continues by one of the absolute paragons of the dark crafts and cultivator of an unmistakably regional sound that effectively channels profound mental illness into a life devoted to suffering. An arguably noble, if hellish, cause that has grabbed many of us by our foundations, executed by one…
Dino Sommese (Dystopia, Asunder, Noothgrush) drummer and vocalist of profound influence with bassist Brian Clouse (Stormcrow, Fema Coffin), and Judd Hawk (Laudanum) on guitar.
When AIDS slid this into my box and I discovered Dino was up to something new I went straight to the internet to see if I could cop a feel off b-camp and was immediately enthused but when I went to dub the cassette it sounded pretty fucking murky. Sometimes that can be good… but I decided that I would purchase the FLACs for a bit of unit measurin’. Whose do you prefer #6’s dirty as fuck analog contribution or my super clean, soulless offering built with ones and zeros. They are both on the cd. Mark your preferrence, ya slag, and I’ll tally all two of your meek little votes, and award the winner with absolutely nothing… at the end of never.
Oakland CA – 2022
you heard it 13 times on kfjc! most recently:
- 6 days ago, Teachers AIDS played Still At War
- 18 days ago, Whinger played Crawling Chaos
- 34 days ago, Mister S played Crawling Chaos
- 39 days ago, Whinger played Crawling Chaos (csstt)
- 51 days ago, Atavist played Man's Greatest Fraud
12345 S. El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, California 94022
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You are pretty much the only review we have gotten..I love this band...we have know each other forever and wouldn't be a band if it weren't for Brian close...he pulled Judd and I out of our depression and reconnected our love for music...it is our therapy....thank you for taking the time to listen...and thanks for your honesty....dino
My pleasure. Deadform is great and it pleases me that you are recording and playing out. Art is, in my opinion, the best therapy and your output over the years has helped me and countless others feel a little less isolated and alone in my despair. Looking forward to seeing your set at the Church of the Buzzard... March forth into the light.