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New Heavy Sounds

BlackLab 'Abyss' PRE-ORDER

£17.99

New Heavy Sounds

BlackLab 'Abyss' PRE-ORDER

£17.99

Release Date: 08/05/2020

Abyss was recorded under a full moon over three intense days, and has the ‘off the leash’ abandon of ‘Fun House’ era ‘Stooges’.

Sonically, it's a fat dose of doom meets slowed down hardcore punk; filled with loud, ultra distorted guitar, and yet, a surprising amount of melody as well.

In fact, Yuko has said that the band’s name is a combination of Black Sabbath and Stereolab, well here on ‘Abyss’ is where that strange mix begins to make musical sense.

The band haven’t lost their love of lo-fi or ‘Riot Grrrl’ attitude.
Vocals go from shoegaze melodic to hardcore screams. The guitars are loud and heavily gnarled to the point of chaos, and underneath all this, the drums rolling and tumbling thunder amidst the riffs.

Yes there is a smattering of ‘Sabbathy Wizarding’ of course, but submerged within dark, deep fuzz and punk rock crank and grind.

In truth the vibe is closer to both the arty heaviness of early Boris, and the sweet savagery of My Bloody Valentine, than any kind of ‘doom’ tropes. It’s a sound that is undoubtedly BlackLab’s own.


Tracklisting Vinyl:
Side A
1. Insanity
2. Fade and Melt
3. Weed Dream
4. Amusement Park Of Terror

Side B
1. Forked Road
2. Chained
3. Sleepless Night
4. Sun

Tracklisting CD:
1. Insanity
2. Fade and Melt
3. Weed Dream
4. Amusement Park Of Terror
5. Forked Road
6. Chained
7. Sleepless Night
8. Sun