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Black Shape Of Nexus: Carrier

Album Review

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.

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