Friday, 12 October 2012

Headless Kross - Demises

On the ol' Death Decks this morning: Demises from Glaswegian trio Headless Kross.
Punishing! It's punky doom metal, with the emphasis on the METAL! A two track EP, this sees the band knocking out some great riffing, with some intense Kevin Sharp style vocals from throatman/bassist Derek - who is no slouch on the fretboard either!
First track Army of Serpentine has a real headbanging riff running right through it, a slow middle section with an almost Floydian feel to it, which I like a lot.
The Great God Proteus (That's the Old Man of The Sea for those of you who didn't study Classics at school) starts with some funereal drumming and slide guitar. Why don't more doom bands use a bit of slide? I think Tommy Duffin of the Kross is onto something here! The track then morphing into foot tapping, head nodding territory, sounding huge. Love the drum/feedback outro too, Jonny!

The EP is available for just £5 (that's around €6.50 or $8, jet-setters) from their Bandcamp page (which also has a link to their album Bear on it too) and you get a free patch and immediate download in your choice of file format.

In a nutshell: If the band you're in starts playing different tunes, I'll see you on the dark side of the doom

For fans of: Charger, Amebix, Floyd, Black Sun.

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