Friday, 10 January 2014

Mantar - Death By Burning

Mantar are a Turkish/German duo who sound as heavy and loud 
as High on Fire playing live in your sitting room.

With no bass player! 

Just drums and guitar set for destruction. Forget about Rock 'n Roll.
Mantar play with destructive passion and produce solid walls of
unrelenting riffs that hurt.

Very much so! 

Flogging beats and blackened melodies meet feedback orgies 
and doom mayhem. Early Melvins, Motorhead, Darkthrone. You name it. 
Don't call it sludge though. Everything as black as possible. 
A soundtrack for the final battle.

Drums batter out propulsive, explosive beats and the guitar tone 
is brutalised through octave effects and distortion pedals.

Throat shredding vocals make sure that none of your senses
survive a battering. I am not always fond of this sort of aural
attack but this time, something here has grabbed me and I keep
on playing it. 

Great start for 2014 so far!

Svart Records will unleash the black 10 track attack on 
February 7th on CD, LP, tape and digital.

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