What if? Saramago and Doom?
The soundtrack of a dystopian novel is pacing it’s way into your brain and with it comes along a milky white blindness, that caused the destruction of our planet until today. It’s with great pleasure that I present to you, the Bristol UK trio Cegvera and it’s EP “Creations”.
How is the sound ?
Cegvera’s sound can be described as a mix of the post rock atmospheric, melancholic and spacey ambients with the bowel crushing riffs found in the various catalogue of doom found here at More Fuzz.
“Creations” starts off with “Centralia”, and got to be one of most violent and heavy riffs that I have heard, that slowly progresses into a fantastic more mellow paced jam, filled with awesome licks and fuzzy lines followed up by an intensive and energy packed rhythmic section, an excellent opener that will instantly grab you to take you on a small journey through the destruction of the planet by mankind.
The second track “Iguala” starts off immediately with a beautiful and haunting atmosphere only to be completely “torn apart” by another crushing sludgy riff, midway through the track you get presented by a voice sample, and that’s how is going to be for the rest of the EP, very small samples that set the story for each of the stories, something ala Vinnum Sabbathi, btw Gerardo the guitarist of Cegvera is their drummer, “Iguala” tells the story of the “Iguala Massacres” in which 43 students disappeared and killed by a Mexican drug cartel.
The melodic and astral ambience of the third track “Aral Sea” progresses through the senses, until “We have lost our humanity…” then the post-rock vibe gets completely slaughtered by a colossal, neck breaking sludge section only to give way to a heavy psychedelic sweetener, yap you just got confronted by Mogwai, Monolord and Cosmic Dead in the same track deal with it! The Aral Sea located in Central Asia, in times was the fourth biggest lake in the world, that in 40 years was almost dried up due to projects of irrigation taken by soviet authorities.
The last two tracks “Mosul” and “Latrun Sea” follow the same environmental awareness themes, complemented with thoughtful and introspective samples that send chills down the spine.
This is the soundtrack of the motion picture that we are living and we are apart off, the harm we are causing to our planet, to us and to the others may be greater than we could ever think, and the day that the Earth can take no longer more, maaaaaaybe we can see, how stuck we have been inside of this blindness and lack of touch.
Great work guys!
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Why is this album worth listening ?
- It’s the soundtrack of a dystopian novel.
- IMHO one of the best releases of 2017, it’s heavy and atmospheric, with a tasteful arrange of vocal samples.
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
- Preaching at the epicentre of the destruction of the “civilized” world, like one those crazy old men in the dystopian novels.
Something particular to note ?
The concept behind this EP got to be one of the most sensitive to environmental and social causes that I’ve ever heard, all the songs have the name of some of the most catastrophic human “creations” of the past century.
It also has as a source of inspiration, the novel “Ensaio sobre a Cegueira” by Portuguese Nobel prized writer José Saramago.
Sincerely...All of them
For Fans Of
If These Trees Could Talk, YOB, Ufomammut, Dopelord, Explosions in the Sky, José Saramago, George Orwell
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