Tuesday 6 December 2016

Headless Kross - Projections I (Album Review)

Release date: November 18th 2016. Label: At War With False Noise. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

Projections I – Tracklisting

1....Does Not Equal Time 08:14
2.Practical Mental Effects 08:00
3.Church Of The Fifth Season 10:17
4.The Map Is Not The Territory 08:27

Band Members

Derek - Bass & voice,
Jonny - Drums,
Tommy - Guitar.


This is a band that works in a virtual doom quarry, mining a distortion that expands and contracts in sludge as thick as mud. This album is very well done and truly deserving of your heavyweight collection. There are only four songs, but they are vivid as divine law.

The album starter 'Does Not Equal Time' churns like spoiled buttermilk and evolves with string work that jumps all over the fret board like a semi truck on a neglected desert road. The song respects itself and the psychedelic speed limits are not excessive.

'Practical Mental Effects' is heavy fuzz operating at low speed with agonizing screams in an echo drain pit. The guitar, bass and drums are all performing on a smelted stage.

'Church Of The Fifth Season' is a sonic story chronicling the contorted sounds of a suspicious mind on a paranoid, slow motion, helicopter guitar ride, powered by mistrustful voices soon to be landing on a monster riff island where the creatures scream for their next meal from the abstract sky. It is a bubbling blob of deep doomed resonance with hallucinogenic ebbs in the tide.

'The Map Is Not The Territory' is masterful. The bass starts off something unusual and the guitar twangs before being thrust into the heaving storm, which is causing the battering down of the drum kit, all of this being motorized through the resurgence of a lost riff circa the 1970's. The insane captain yells commands from atop the crow’s nest of this death ship, which is travelling upon crushing waves of doom over elongated stoner rock.

I understand part II is on the horizon...so keep this band on your sonar.

Words by Nick Palmisano

Thanks to Lisa at Hold Tight PR for the promo. Projections I is available to buy now.


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