Black Shape Of Nexus: Carrier
Impressive oppression from Germany’s avant doom absurdists
This German six-piece have dived straight into the abyss for their fourth full-length.
Carrier feels its way from the shadows, its acrid, doomy trudge acting like ankle weights, and if opener I Can’t Play It offers a brief, jazz-inflected moment of respite, it’s merely an added torment to the rest of the track. Lift Yourself builds beautiful layers of electronics before switching completely on its head to become a fast, blackened and almost punk-driven song that shows that this sextet understand the absurdity of their plight.