NORTHLESS - Last Bastion of Cowardice - Out Now!
ArtsExtract interview with Erik
On ‘World Keeps Sinking,’ guitarists Erik Stenglein and Nicholas Elert noticeably focus more on crafting twisty, patiently unfolding melodies, and bassist Jerry Hauppa both complements those melodies and undergirds them with a sludgy rumble. Drummer John Gleisner helps the songs hang together in unlikely ways, for instance as ‘World Keeps Sinking’ track “Kuru” pivots from a steady, trudging doom... Read More
Spring 2014 Updates
We've added a ton of shows for the summer, with a few more yet to be ironed out and scheduled. Our two shows for the second weekend in June have been cancelled, through factors beyond our control.
We're working on new material, for a couple of upcoming splits that we are very excited about. We also have added a couple of live recordings to our bandcamp page, and should have our web store up and running soon.
No rest for the wicked.
World Keeps Sinking Makes Express Milwaukee's List of Essential Albums of 2013
"Ironically, despite its greater immediacy, World Keeps Sinking might be an even bleaker listen than Clandestine Abuse. The group’s accounts of societal self-destruction are more chillingly vivid than ever."
World Keeps Sinking Makes Milwaukee AV Club's Top 15 of 2013
"The thing that unites the album, and the entire Northless catalog, is the visceral combination of anguish and outrage, exemplified not only in the fatalistic lyrics of songs like 'Last Of Your Kind' and 'Wither And Escape,' but in the layers of discord and ballistic aggression in 'Communion' and the epic masterpiece 'Passage.'
World Keeps Sinking Makes Gear Gods Top 15 Metal Albums of the Year
MetalReviews Gives World Keeps Sinking 8/10
"At their most interesting, Northless’s sound seems to teeter precariously under its own weight; for an example, see the way opener Last of Your Kind lurches violently from ominous doom chords to sumptuously slow, hardcore-influenced grooves. The sound can come across as slightly unstable, prone to sudden accelerations, and the songwriting often conjures a kind of jerky abrasiveness. Of course, in reality it is precisely executed and put together with great care and ambition. The... Read More
PopMatters Reviews World Keeps Sinking
"On World Keeps Sinking, Northless has upped the lot, with grander, heavier, and more-dynamic compositions. Echoes of Neurosis, Swans, and Shellac can be heard, but what Northless deals in, primarily, is off-kilter uber-intensity. “Kuru”, and “Communion” are bass-rumbling crawls towards oblivion, with giant, reverberating sounds slamming into contorted textures. "