Sunday, July 2, 2017

Asva - Futurists Against the Ocean (2005)

A killer debut from this singular drone-doom band, who I discovered years back via their split with Burning Witch. In addition to the expected mountain of amplifiers and sparse percussion, there's organ, piano, and thick, heavy cleans, creating a beautiful textural complexity to go along with the heaviness. "By the Well of Living and Seeing" belongs in the doom metal hall of fame.

Track listing:
1. Kill the Dog, Tie Them Up, and Then Take the Money
2. Zoum: Beyonsense
3. Fortune
4. By the Well of Living and Seeing

A game in hell, hard work in heaven

If you're into this, try:
Blood Fountains -
Floods (2009)
Nyogtha -
Origin of "I" (2011)


  1. Do you have Presences of Absences or Empire Should Burn?