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Usnea - s/t 2x12"

Usnea - s/t 2x12"

18 EUR
Usnea play a style of doom dirge familiar to fans of Samothrace, Buried at Sea, and Main’s Ocean. Their debut LP consists of two side long burners of seriously heavy plodding doom, minor tempo and time adjustments, and harrowing vocals.
“Chaoskampf” and “Brazen Bull of Phalaris”, travel the well worn slow mo doom path, but pull quite a few cues from death/doom, black metal, and sludge. Vocals alternate between a low death growl and a high throaty scream. There’s an emphasis on melody and harmonic interplay between the two guitars that lends an emotional weight to the music similar to recent releases from Pallbearer and 40 Watt Sun. “Chaoskampf” breaks the despondent harmonies with a blackened mid section before returning to the dirge to decay to a slow phasing droning conclusion. “Brazen Bull…” stays down tempo throughout, drops the distortion for a clean ambient break in the middle before the massive riffing returns for a transition to clean tones and a trickling conclusion.