Cloaked Climax Concealed

1. The Crown Unknown
2. Hidden In The Trees (Sail this Wrecked Ship)

S - Vocals
A - Guitars, Vocals
T - Guitars, Vocals, Programming

Cyberjunk's Not Dead (EP 2007)
End / Upon the Throne of Hell (EP 2008)
Path (2011)
Plus Ultra (EP 2012)
Reconstruction and Synthesis (2016)


Recorded and mixed at Lu69 Studio
Edited at Pulp Studio, Bratislava.
Mastered at Sludge Studios by Simon Hawemann
Cover art by Viral Graphics
Logo and layout by Lenka Hamosova

Released 2019-03-03
Reviewed 2019-03-25

transcending obscurity

A band from Slovakia on a label from India, that’s the power of global trade, as some stupid transport company could have put it. But it is also what it is, this band with a slightly weird name is from Slovakia and this is their new EP, it has a funny name, CCC if you shorten it. And they offer two tracks and about twelve minutes of music, two side of a seven-inch record.

The label says that: “their vision of futuristic cacophony is both numbing and hallucinatory. It's an acid trip to the alien dimensions of a parallel world while retaining some semblance of cognizance. Mired in swathes of electric fuzz are traces of human emotions, drifting away into endless oblivion.” That isn’t a bad description of what to expect, it is more or less how it sounds, fuzzy doomy metal with a nice dark ring to it. It is an album of good production and interesting creative sounds, a bit like a teaser ahead of an upcoming album – something like that.

Good stuff, really good. I think that is rather fresh, it has strong atmospheres and it is a rather exciting release. Too short though so you play it on repeat a few times and then it quickly starts to feel a bit repetitive. But as something to engage and peek your interest ahead of an album it is quite great. I think that after hearing this one you want to hear more from 0N0 and they obviously have some great and interesting ideas – so I guess that now we just wait for that upcoming album.

So, in the end I find this release good and exciting – a well-made effort from a good band. A good teaser for an upcoming album, but perhaps not one that you really need to have – I think it might be wiser to wait for that album. I like this one, and have enjoyed listening to it; but I also think that it is a little bit short and I want more.






Label: Transcending Obscurity Records
Three similar bands: Godflesh/Scorn/Drug Honkey

Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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