Very pleased to offer up a new full-length release from Ann Arbor, Michigan's blackened noise/drone/ambient/power electronics project GRVD. I use the word "epic" very frequently when I write about AOW releases and I'm going to use it again here, as it's really the only apt descriptor that conveys the ambition and scope of this album: "Burden" is nothing less a monumental journey through emotional destruction and psychic upheaval, trafficking in all manner of beautiful, crushing, monolithic, vitriolic, and hyper-vicious screams of audio. Elements of far-away, dissonant black-metal and gauzy post-rock grandeur seep through the sonic excess, only to be flattened away by caustic tidal waves of scathing electronic torment. This album feels massive in a way that few others do. It is a statement and a culmination, and it will utterly drain you. The album can be streamed in its entirety here:
Released in a limited edition of 20 hand-numbered copies. $10 ppd. in the United States, $26 rest of world.