With hearts of hate and a fistful of distortion pedals, Indian
are back with their 5th album - From All Purity.
Primitive doom and sludge explode from this collection
of twisted tracks and quite simply, stun you into submission.
If last years "Scorn" by Primitive Man gave us ugly music
for ugly people, 2014 kicks of the year with this album of
blackened noise terror.
The atmospherics are dark and brooding, helped by the
relentless riffs that are crashing out, creating a dense and
tension-filled collection of tracks that need to be listened
to in one sitting. You feel drained after playing this - you
don’t so much listen to this but experience it.
When the frantic, frenzied vocals emerge from deep within the
mix, you realise how much depth and layering you are hearing, how
the dynamics have been thought out and most of all, just how
the searing riffs are in fact much more complex than realised
on your first listen.
Using fuzzed out riffs that register extremely low on the richter scale,
this is a solid slab of sludge with doom elements threaded throughout.
One of the strengths has to be the song writing. Hypnotic riffs
that latch into your head and tunes that have a purpose to them
bring direction and flow to all the tracks.
Bleak heaviness is the tone set but this does not mean unrelenting
misery for the listener. Careful use of electronic drones and
textures carry across an atmosphere of denseness and
weight that somehow feels cleansing after the music stops.