INSTRUMENTAL/DOOM/SLUDGE. BLCKWVS developed their own style of instrumental music over the last couple years. From post-rock influenced delay driven guitar work to heavy, dirge and nihilistic sludge and doom infected bulldozer-rock. The 8 tracks on "0150" are really dark and heavy, somewhat reminiscent of really droney and heavy CULT OF LUNA and ISIS. Instead of altering heavy parts with quiet parts like the aforementioned bands, BLCKWVS decides to strictly play those dark and heavy riffs throughout the song. This really differs from the sound of lots of bands. While most of the common bands experiments with a more tribal and mythical approach, BLCKWVS have gone back to the heaviness. Their song writing feels more confident than ever, no longer consumed by the incessant need for growing crescendos in every song. As always, the production (recorded at the Tonmeisterei) feels spacious, but without any instruments feeling distant in the mix. The guitar sounds powerful yet hold an air of precision and the bass is given it’s biggest sound so far. Drums are relentless and never letting your attention waver. The synthesizer is impeccable, delicately adding another layer within the recording while still engaging it by developing melody and furthering atmosphere. Another innovation on "0150" are the 2 songs with vocals - let yourself be surprised. Bottom line: BLCKWVS creating a menacing wall of sound and "0150" is another exceptional recording from BLCKWVS and hopefully one of many to come. Vinyl comes packaged in a fold-out cover with uv-lacquer processing and includes a digital download card.
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