New Heavy Sounds
Deluxe LP package. 180g transparent white and cosmic purple haze vinyl, gatefold sleeve, printed lyric inner and free download. Strictly limited to 500 copies.
‘Terminal’ follows hot on the heels of Limb’s self-titled debut of 2014, but takes an enormous leap forward. Perhaps it’s the result of playing across the UK on tour with labelmates Black Moth, and the introduction of new drummer Tom Mowforth (ex Uncle Acid) but Limb are now more explosive than ever before. Where the debut showcased their thick, loping, and stripped-down sound, 'Terminal' cranks up the sonics, mashes the grooves, and ups the filth quotient to truly corrosive levels.
In their quest to take things to the next planet, Limb hooked up with legendary extreme metal producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Evile, etc.). A bold move, but together they’ve created a monolithic statement of intent. 'Terminal' is a down-tuned and dirty barrage of monumental riffs, in fact it sounds like worlds exploding.
Keeping all the mammoth groove that is Limb’s trademark, ‘Terminal’ ups the tempos and infuses it all with a thick, stoner vibe.
The guitars are all roiling fuzz. The bass is low, warm and weighty. The drums pound, and vocalist Rob Hoey’s roar resounds through it all, guttural but articulate. This album is guaranteed to blow your ears, speakers, and minds.
Recognising Limb’s love of both stoner dirge and glam stomp, Russ Russell has described the band’s sound as ‘GoatSlade’, and we can see why. Buried in the dirt is a cosmic boogie, which pays more than a nod to the decade of stacked platform boots without ever feeling retro.
Right from the opening double whammy of 'Three Snake Leaves' and 'Ghost Dance', you're propelled into a maelstrom that never lets up. The riffs come layered, thick, and fast, from the fuzzy throb of ‘Dawn Raiders’ to the off-kilter groove of ‘Spoils of a Portrait King’, marking the halfway point with its monstrous, doomy outro. The second half of the album contains Limb’s take on a traditional murder ballad, ‘Down by the Banks’, as well as the chaotic hardcore of ‘Mortuary Teeth’. The whole thing ends with ‘Cocytus’, the soundtrack to a voyage across the eponymous river of dead souls that encircles Hell, complete with a hypnotic riff ending.
It's an album which can easily hold it's own against Yob's, Conan's The Swords' of this world at the same time as ploughing its own singular furrow.
Thematically the album addresses the prospect of absolute destruction and the possibility of life thereafter, which is echoed in the album’s artwork, a startling retro-futuristic collage by Cur3es (responsible for the art of FuManchu’s ‘Gigantoid’). It conveys the album’s mood perfectly: the familiar juxtaposed with the unknown, a world where nothing is quite as it should be.
Watch the skies. Terminal is set to land on September 11th.
1. Three Snake Leaves
2. Ghost Dance
4. Dawn Raiders
5. Spoils Of A Portrait King
6. Down By The Banks
8. Mortuary Teeth
New Heavy Sounds
New Heavy Sounds gives you the self titled debut album from London Doom/Sludge monsters Limb. Limb have been a band to catch by those in the know on the Doom/Sludge scene since their formation in 2011.
The underground metal label 'Witch Hunter Records' was hooked enough to release the band's early demos, as well as a recent split EP with fellow sludge merchants Gurt, on which Limb cover and truly demolish Queen's 'Son and Daughter'.
They are also a crushing live outfit, that have shared stages around the country with bands like Conan, Witchsorrow and label-mates Black Moth and Throne. Championed by Metal Hammer, Terrorizer and the rest, 'Gift Of The Sun', Limb's first release for NHS, even made onto BBC radio and that perhaps highlights Limb's singular vision.
Their sound is shot through with an alternative twist on the Doom/Sludge theme. The record’s dynamics and approach are akin to Slint in many ways, though post rock it most certainly isn't. It's deliberately stripped-down. Stark, bleak and visceral. As dark and menacing as Joy Division 'de-tuned', though post-punk it most certainly isn't.
There are moments of sleazy psychedelics, blasts of cosmic rock and brushes with hardcore. This is one heavy record. For this release we have some very special cover art, created by the super talented (and super hot) Richey Beckett, fresh from his work with Metallica and Mastodon.
It's pretty special: intricately detailed and darkly beautiful. The super deluxe vinyl edition will come in a gatefold sleeve, with a heavyweight 180g, green and black vinyl record, plus an insert of the cover art and a free download of the whole album.
Vinyl is limited to just 300 copies.
New Heavy Sounds
7" Orange Vinyl of 250, Ltd Edition Poster Bag Sleeves with NHS house bags stickered and numbered with Download including FREE extra track….
Debut Release from new London Stoner/Sludge/Grunge band. Limb play “fucking heavy” somewhere within the Bermuda Triangle of sludge, stoner and doom metal, sharing the loose -limbed, groove-based approach of bands like Weedeater, Kyuss and early Corrosion of Conformity, mashed with a mighty thump of Melvins bottom end. Only around the London 'scene' for a year but already making their presence felt playing shows with the likes of Black Moth, Moss, Witchsorrow, Throne, Conan, Necro Deathmort, Holy Mountain.
The single was produced in Leeds with Ross Halden (Blacklisters, Castrovalva) at Ghost Town Studio this debut follows the release of their demo recordings by Witch Hunter Records in October 2012 to much approval.
Front Magazine Exclusive Streaming - "these guys are heavy as shit and will rattle your ribcage into dust."
“Angst-ridden, thought-provoking and heavier than your mum, these London-based doomsters take their Doom to a whole new level” Heavy Planet
“Catchy yet heavy riffs, great bass work and ridiculously powerful vocals all bringing to mind the 70s. What more could you ask for really?” Total Totality
"The genre of doom/stoner can often need the cobwebs blown off its bong, and Limb are fine contenders to do so" - Ragged Witch Grass
"Limb ... will be too heavy for most people" Loud Stuff
1. Gift of The Sun
2. Quiet Earth
3. Dead Voice