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Moss : Tape of Doom

'Tape Of Doom' is the fourth release of Moss and the second one I have heard so far. Those who know Moss, know that they offer grudgingly devastating and just very ugly doom. This release is the very testament of the destruction Moss tries to deliver, using no more than drums, distorted bass guitar and twisted screams.

'Tape Of Doom' holds two tracks and approximately 50 minutes of "nihilistic, misanthropic, extreme, funereal sludge-doom", as they say it so well themselves. The first song 'Death's Shadow' starts off in a Khanate-esque way with lots of reverb. In some way the first real riff of this song is an extremely evil bastard offspring of the My Dying Bride song 'Sear Me' due to the feedback in the sound. As the song progresses it turns into a sluggish and repetitive torture device. With some hints of feedback and the screams of the front man, the song broods on and on. Moss understands how to keep the tension in a song and delivers an intense piece of doom.

The second and longest offering of this tape is 'Gimp Funeral'. The intro of this song is a formidable dronescape. The main body of the song holds a second excellent mixture of riffs akin to 'Death's Shadow', but overall there are less dynamics in this song, which makes it slower and even more unrelenting than the first one. The song ends perfectly fitting with a tasty bit of feedback.

To put it short if you like extreme slug'n sludge, if your idea of melody is rumbling distorted bass covered with piercing and noisy feedback, then you desperately need Moss. Extreme doom at its finest.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Death's Shadow
2. Gimp Funeral

Duration : Approx. 50 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Lawrence van Haecke
Thermal Mass
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