A long time coming, this is a collaboration by two of the most intense bands to ever come out of Baltimore: Wake Up On Fire, and Nux Vomica. Now defunct, Wake Up On Fire were known for their immensely heavy cello-laden doom crust, mixing clean-channel atmospherics with tribal drumming and searing guitars. These tracks are both faster and heavier than their debut LP on Torture Garden, and serve as a nice conclusion to the band’s active history.
Nux Vomica return off the heels of their ASR debut LP “A Civilized World,” and deliver a complex mix of crust, epic metal, and clean-channel post-rock/drone. Both groups have managed to evade easy categorization, and this release is certainly no exception. Cover art by Little Debee.