24 May 2018

GAFFA reviews GNOD's Chapel Perilous

It says (roughly translated):

There is no easy-to-read album Gnod has released on the world. It is brutal, experimental paranoia in its purest and best form. Inspired by the books by Robert Anton Wilson, they have created a scavenging best with two mountain chains on each side and a psychedelic valley walk in the middle. The opening with Donovan Daughter is a 15-minute rock crusher-dub of rehearsal, kraut, punk and lots of percussions. And in conclusion, Uncle Frank Says's Turn It Down is an equally tough continuation of the opening in what has to be called Gnod's version of sludge metal. And between these impenetrable monsters lies an experimental factory that is just as good as paranoid, beautiful and difficult. There are metallic drums, sampled voices, Finnish minimalism and Einstürzende Neubauten, nightmares and electronics. Together, all of this consists of five songs and 38 minutes of the best 2018 has to offer. It is so daring, so uncompromised and so totally in the absence of the least need to be ready or to sell, you just have to get up and applaud Gnod to once again have created a small masterpiece that does not build on the former but is something brand new and different.

See the review here: GAFFA