The most down-tuned riffs are about to pull 2017 to pieces, as Italian doom foursome DEADSMOKE return with their sophomore full-length “Mountain Legacy”, due out September 29th on Heavy Psych Sounds.
Mountain Legacy is an album exploring something fundamental to humanity: ISOLATION. The illusion of silence, which is a natural non-existing concept, is perfectly described by synthetic sounds and noises of the newly acquired band member Claudio Rocchetti (In Zaire). These sounds were missing on the first self-titled release of Deadsmoke, so old tracks have been enriched and new ones have been written with a consistent psych-disturbed synthetized sound. Six brand new tracks featuring deep guitar fuzz and growling bass take the listener on a journey through the woods, alternating lightly groovy rhythms with sludge-doom cadences. The album has been recorded live by Fabio at NoLogo, a studio located near Bolzano and surrounded by nature and a cemetery. This location and the inspiring recording room, fully covered in wood, carpets and soft lights, made it possible to beget a recording like some sort of inspired jamming session, providing feelings of isolation, freedom and nothingness.
Everybody experiencing isolation and solitude on the mountains knows that the mind is constantly speaking. With a language made of noises. And the mountain itself is speaking. With a language made of slow, deep, grating, growling movements. This is what we try to represent with this album: a translation of how isolation can be felt. This is a precious legacy. The legacy of the previous album, the legacy of the mountain.
DEADSMOKE – New album “Mountain Legacy”
Out September 29th on Heavy Psych Sounds
Presales start September 1st
I. Malevolent Path
II. Endless Cave
III. Hiss Of The Witch
IV. Emperor Of Shame
VI. Forest Of The Damned
VII. Mountain Legacy
DEADSMOKE is an Italian doom/sludge band that sounds like amplifiers buried in the deep, with down-tuned monolithic guitar riffs scraping the soil down to the core of the earth. Slow, hypnotic, dissonant cadences recall the eternal need for isolation and the atavistic fear of nothingness. Sub-frequencies corrode the one last trace of human cognition, apprehension and judgment. Your soul is already burnt, smoke is what remains.