Florida's Dark Castle are only a duo, but I think they win the 'most noise with only guitar and drums' award.
I had the fortune to see them live, (where they make quite the lasting impression) before getting my hands on this album, and
they made quite the earth-shaking racket. Amps running through amps running through speakers and such. I think a massively
oversimplified description of their sound would be Eyehategod fucking Godflesh while YOB watches...but it's alot more diverse
than that. It's complex and takes the ears a few listens to fully sink in. First we're met with crushing riffs, pounding drums,
crazy rhythms, and angry tortured vocals...which later give way to haunting chants, strange synth sounds, and some shit
that's heavy on a whole other level. The way it's all put together is quite refreshing despite the short length of the album
(which I haddn't even noticed).
Reviewed by: Wolfie