NORTHLESS - LIGHT BEARER Split LP
AV Club Milwaukee Reviews Clandestine Abuse
"This is an album so overblown, so dense, and so thick with noise that it’s a wonder it can be sussed out by human ears. Guitars violently riff, vocals growl forth from the din, and drums explode and crumble away into static. Claiming this album could peel the paint off walls does it a great disservice—this shit could peel the primer."
Full Clandestine Abuse LP streaming at Invisible Oranges today
You can listen to the entire record at Invisible Oranges today.
Not to worry – this is still burlier than Saturday night at an SF bear club. The vocalist sounds ready to eat you alive. But there’s a whole lotta music coming from those downtuned strings. The album starts with a fist in the face, but it gradually goes deeper and deeper. Colors creep in: ’90s noise and math rock, pools of Godflesh feedback, the pain of Burning Witch, the salve of Isis. One passage had me thinking “Krallice, as played by cavemen”.
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Flesh & Ghost preview is up at Brooklyn Vegan
The third and final preview track from Clandestine Abuse is up now at Brooklyn Vegan!
Northless hails from the frozen tundra known as Milwaukee, and this band must believe in warming themselves with glowing amplifier tubes. From the first stuttering doom-riff to the dueling tectonic shifts that follow, Northless's Clandestine Abuse (out now) is a series of battering rams disguised as songs, and just plain pummeling.
NORTHLESS is streaming on NPR
The title track from Clandestine Abuse is now streaming at NPR's All Songs Considered music blog!
"What's it like to be huge? I'm talkin' woolly-mammoth-riding-a-humpback-whale-through-Stonehenge huge. I'm talkin' the kind of mass that overwhelms in the nearly literal sense: to "defeat completely." The Milwaukee sludge-metal band Northless comes about damn close to this hugeness, as far as I can tell, on its debut album, Clandestine Abuse."
Damnation preview up at omgvinyl
Get a sneak peek of track 7 from Clandestine Abuse before you preorder at omgvinyl!