Poison Blood are out to conquer with “The Scourge and the Gestalt”

Crafted out of a mutual admiration for each other’s work, Jenks Miller of Horseback and Neill Jameson of Kreig have collaborated to form a project that could serve as a housing for unbridled aggression and darkness. Without having even met in person, the duo has their first EP due out in August under Relapse Records and offers a taste of what’s to come on the track “The Scourge and the Gestalt”. Creating a hazy mist of fury overlaid between catchy Weedeater-esque riffs, the song is a hive of noise and destructive passion that is as welcoming to the ears as it is sinister.

Beginning with an ambient introduction that features a low pulsing hum, the slow crawl of feedback emerges to give way to an almost bluesy guitar that is coated in crunching distortion. The track doesn’t rise so much as leaps once Jameson’s throaty growl breaches through, showing us that wherever this may be taking us it is certainly no place of beauty. This is filth and grit personified in the most amazing way, complete with sporadic percussion and cosmic fill towards the closing with enough echo and delay to swallow you into pure blackness. The production is fairly smooth for the amount of grime that they are projecting, as the instrumentation comes through sharp and the vocals keep that cavernous quality that makes them so menacing. As I much as I would like to say that this is a 3-disc box set that we’re receiving, we’ll have to settle for an EP and hope that they don’t lose the monsters that they’ve forged within these eight tracks.

Poison Blood is due out on 08/11 from Relapse Records and is available for pre-order here.

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