FOSSILS - Flesh Hammer (EP)

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Noise, Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Indisciplinarian | Autor: MaB

Reaching the maximum with minimal effort - this could be the motto of the Danish noise rock duo Fossils. Simon Tornby and Per Silkær limit themselves to electric bass and drums and ignite an instrumental inferno with a playing time of only 20 minutes. When you know that this album was recorded on five hot days in July 2013 and the musicians only accepted complete takes, it's obvious why the energy level is so high. As with the earlier Fossils recordings, almost every piece of "Flesh Hammer" revolves around the theme of meat and is seasoned with hardcore and punk ingredients. Simon Tornby closes the bass range of "Critical Mass" and "Stun" with his distorted bass sounds and at the same time assumes the role of rhythm guitarist. In "Flesh Pillar" there is even a breather, but it lasts only seven seconds before one indulges in carnal lust again with brute force. In "Crack Horse" fossils drive their horse mercilessly towards the home straight at the end. Of course he'll end up on the plate as a piece of meat.

Top track: Filet Horizon

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