I EXIST are a sextet from Australian capital Canberra, and on there 3th full length they present us a slab of darkness one would not immediately link to surfers paradise down under. What I Exist offer us is downtuned guitar violence , ranging from doom to stoner sludge with a hint of death metal and some hardcore. The vocals can be filed under “guttural”. Not all tracks on “From Darkness” manage to score high on my “attention span radar” but when they let the sludge & doom approach take priority over fast forward, they do get my seal of approval. Check out “ heal me in smoke” , “ sorrow on hill 105” or “ride to hell “ and you” ll catch my drift. To summarize not a bad album but it won’t get nominated for a grammy neither.
Friday, December 13, 2013