To say that I am a fan of what Revered and Reviled Above All Others hath wrought is, erm, a bit of an understatement. This drudgery of this reviewin' life has led me to seek out music that tries new things and creates new listening experiences, and the briskly sludgy doomviolence of RRAAO most certainly scratches that particular itch.
If you want to hear me proselytize further, check out this review of Toppling The Rotten Pillar. But speaking to the more immediate matter at hand: working with this duo over the past few months to bring you their (excellent, obviously) split with Cyttorak has been a dream. To that end, I'm happy to present an interview with AS and DB regarding the split in question, their approach to music-making, the general RRAAO ethos, and so on. Without further ado: enjoy these (particularly thoughtful) answers!
(If, dear reader, you are unfamiliar with Adzes, the illustrious Mr. Payne reviewed No One Wants To Speak About here. Once you're done drinking deep of this interview, give it a read! - Ed.)
Written by: Alex, Bringer of Payne
It may seem irresponsible to have so many visitors (read: victims) here at the Sleeping Village this month, but we’re on a roll! Next up for interrogation is Forest Bohrer, the sole creative mind behind Adzes, an atmospheric sludge metal project with a penchant for raging against the capitalism and imperialism that fuels America today; heavy music for a heavy topic, essentially. Fans of Godflesh and ISIS, bands that Bohrer credits as strong influences for the project, will instantly appreciate the dichotomy created between ambient elements and oppressively heavy instrumentation.
As always, a big thanks is in order to Forest for taking the time to sit down with us and to subject himself to our nosey interrogation!
Night Goat deal in a brand of aggressive music that shakes this Village's walls on regrettably infrequent occasion. Chaotic. Scuzzy. Fuzzy. Filled to the brim with hot-tempered vitriol. This is noise rock as it should be, and on their debut Milk, released in December of last year, these Ohioans delivered a righteous riot. I regretted not reviewing the thing then, so here is some vague recompense for my oversight.
Needless to say, this scribe was quite excited to chat with the outfit in question. Our eternal thanks to Night Goat for A. being the cool people they are, and B. willingly subjecting themselves to our interrogation.
Let's get to it, shall we?
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