Their Throats Are Open Tombs - Their Throats Are Open Tombs

Published Tuesday 6th September 2016
Their Throats Are Open Tombs - Their Throats Are Open Tombs
Their Throats Are Open Tombs - Their Throats Are Open Tombs

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 160137-23686
LABEL: Sky Burns Black
FORMAT: Digital Only Album

Reviewed by Ian Webber

Hailing from a range of countries and backgrounds, this 'collective' of artists certainly has a strong pedigree. Featuring members from 100 Philistine Foreskins, The Old-Timers and DRAW, a large proportion are based in England. TTAOT have put together an inventive mix of solid noise, grindcore and electronica. Although this EP features 11 tracks, it clocks in at just over 10 minutes, and in that short time you are pummeled with menacing speed, throbbing rhythms and just enough of a mix of inventive sounds to keep you interested. "The Rich Shall Fade Away" introduces one of the lyrical themes of the collection and also familiarises the listener to the fuzzy tone that is a feature of these short tracks. Other phrases of note include the almost Dalek-style delivery of vocals in "Rust And Moth". Whilst the group never stray too far from their roots in noise and hypnotic sounds, "Of Camels And Needles" features an almost dance-like track with ambient keys. I also enjoyed the sermon recording used as a vocal on "True Faith Is Tested". In many ways this is a chaotic recording, but there is a sense of order and theme that holds the material together in a pleasing way. As you get to the end of the recording and its satirical closer you cannot help but feel that there is a buzzing worm boring into your ears. The final track rumbles to an ominous close on a pleasing burst of sound. This is a recording worth looking out for, with all proceeds going towards Oxfam.

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