Eyehategod/Neurosis/Yakuza/ex-Nachtmystium supergroup Corrections House show a different side
Last month we updated you on Corrections House, the deeply experimental group featuring the potent combo of Neurosis‘ Scott Kelly, Eyehategod‘s Mike ‘IX’ Williams, Bruce Lamont of veteran avante-garde Chicagoans Yakuza, and Nachtmystium‘s ex-keyboard/synth player Sanford Parker (who is currently part of Illinoisan doom metal band Minsk). The track under discussion then was ”Run Through The Night“, an acoustic piece of music that made full use of the vocal talents of Kelly, but that was only one quarter of their projected M.O. of output; the others stated to be experimental, spoken word and a mysterious “end times collaboration.”
This new snapshot of Corrections House comes in the form of “Bullets And Graves“; two minutes forty seconds of pure industrial pace. Starting out with a machine gun drum drum sound, it’s most likely the experimental portion of their debut full-length Last City Zero. It’s got a very Shining-esque vibe to it; there’s a definite woodwind presence in the background, making for a distinctly Blackjazz style song – especially with the saxophone leading the discordance over the pummelling assault of the drums and low, driven riffs. Williams howls over the top, again, sounding a good match for Shining’s Jørgen Munkeby (or perhaps the other way around). Take a listen:
This is turning out to be quite an interesting one. The members’ pedigree alone is impressive, but each new style they play with is more and more tantalising, and I’m very keen to see what this “end times collaboration” will churn out; doom? Post-metal? Post-rock? Who knows.
Last City Zero will be released October 29th through Neurot Recordings. Corrections House are scheduled to play the Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL on November 30th, so locals would be advised to check in on this one!