A YouTube excerpt from new Denmark-based psychedelic sludge/doom metal trio, RECITATION, and their impending one-track Carrion LP, has been issued as the record nears release via Indisciplinarian.
The disturbing, low-end demoralization RECITATION perpetuates drags down-tuned doom riffage and earthmoving percussion through the outer fringes of death metal, jacking every moment full of dread. Fueled by maggot-infested and feedback-soaked crust/sludge tactics and mega-guttural vocal depravity, the band still jacks their music up with a cosmic, psychedelic vibe, resulting in output that is as devastating as it is mind-bending, perfectly suited for those who follow the works of Grief, Yob, Noothgrush, Corrupted, Burning Witch and the like.
RECITATION‘s debut album consists of one twenty-seven-minute track — the uncompromising “Carrion” — yet this solitary movement does not grow repetitive, bland or complacent. Instead, it writhes, morphs and consumes everything in earshot; the musical equivalent of an all-consuming supernova. As a precursor of the record’s unveiling in October, fragments of it have been collected and Frankenstein’d into a visual trailer incorporating elements of the equally rancid cover art and layout elements.
View RECITATION’s Carrion LP trailer at THIS LOCATION.
Copenhagen-based extreme DIY label, Indisciplinarian, will release Carrion on October 9th in a run of 300 copies on black vinyl. Preorders have been made available to the public through Indisciplinarian HERE as well as through the label’s US partner, Earsplit Distro, HERE.
RECITATION will play its debut show in their hometown of Copenhagen, Denmark on September 20th and has also booked a record release show for Carrion on October 10th, also in Copenhagen, with additional tour dates, news and more to be announced shortly.
RECITATION Live 2015:
9/20/2015 5E – Copenhagen, DK
10/10/2015 Stengade – Copenhagen, DK – Carrion Release Show
Thematically, RECITATION‘s Carrion LP deals with the human feelings of meaninglessness and depression when confronted with the harsh reality of inevitable decay and death – a basic condition for all flesh that inhibits the earth and beyond. The album is a dark and feverish journey undertaken to a music of demise – a crushing, monotonous movement through a desperate musical night, where the riffs rise as monoliths of death, telling a tale of what little time we are given. The voyage can be described as a non-linear composition consisting of a series of repetitive progressions giving way to the vibe, the riff and a slow crushing feel in a way that conjures up an experience of stretching time and presence. It’s music working on another level of being – metaphysical and yet very present in the earthly life. It’s a journey that you undertake, painfully aware, while led astray – a journey we all have to take.