Iowan three-piece Aseethe love doom and they love drone, and they’ve sort of tried to merge the two here on Hopes Of Failure. The trick is to sludge up and slow down their compositions so that the chewy riffs start to melt into each other: the results will certainly satisfy fans of blackened heaviness. Hopes Of Failure is out on Thrill Jockey.
8/10 gbar Customer review, 8th March 2017
The album’s four tracks span almost 43 minutes. Not a second is wasted. The shortest, the instrumental “Towers of Dust,” is also the most aggressive; while not fast by any means, it has a drive that seems to say, “What were we thinking?! Eight and a half minutes is not enough!” Echoes of the mixing preferences of doom granddaddies Black Sabbath can be heard here — but even the earliest work of the boys from Birmingham could have been on speed, compared to the exquisite, precise restraint on Hopes of Failure
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