The so-far, 6 year life span of this Manchester rhythm n drone collective, originally started out as the doom side project of a couple of now defunct bands, which feature two of its cohorts as current and founding members.
With well over 20 releases spanning vinyl, cassette and CD-r, plus countless improvised live sets across much of the UK and Europe now indelibly etched into the minds of all who attended (some unwillingly I’m sure) it would seem that their sound, for this release at least, has just come full circle. The ritual has peaked at new highs and as yet, uncharted, mind altering states of doomanic/shamanic consciousness.
With an almost cult like following and the ability to slay minds with their sometimes shambolic but damagingly good live jams, these Mancunians are the stuff of legend and the prophecy it would seem, has been fulfilled - offer your souls as payment at the altar and enter the dark realm within these spiralling spools of blackened wax. Hails Gnod!
The list of labels this troupe have released on (yup, it often feels like that) is growing to be just as diverse as their ever eclectic sound and whilst at times it could seem like 5th Sun has been cut up from the recent Chaudelande sessions (The Vertical Dead from Vol.1 especially) it’s no less of a gem and the luxurious/made to pre-order stylings of Irish independent label TrenSmat RecordS is sure to make this a gnotable Gnod release; worthy of the wax it graces and of your cash. Thou shalt succumb. Heavy as HELL.