1 Jun 2018
Music OMH reviews GNOD's Chapel Perilous
Throughout their existence, Gnod have continuously pushed at the boundaries of transcendental noise and chaos. As a live band, their relentless, brutal assault is capable of opening doors in the mind that hard drugs and meditation (combined) can only hope to emulate.
Capturing that unbridled energy on a recorded work can be something of a challenge. For example, the likes of Swans or Sunn O))) can never really capture the all encompassing oppression brought about by the sheer volume of their live shows. Gnod face similar issues, but somehow they’ve managed to distill what makes them tick in a live setting on much of their recorded work. Their previous album Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine was a crushing, exhilarating experience and, with Chapel Perilous, Gnod have managed once again to create something that is both liberating and, at times, terrifyingly oppressive...
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