Thursday, September 22, 2022

Guts Club - "Cliffs/Walls"

Photo by Sabrina Stone

The latest from Guts Club is about ten times heavier than what we normally cover, but I simply can't resist this one. "Cliffs/Walls" is a ten minute epic of just pure noise and drone. It's a brutal song slathered in feedback. I couldn't say that Guts Club are metal, but they do brush up against metal a bit for this one. "Cliffs/Walls" is more of an experimental doom song. It's impossibly loud right from the start as the song just builds and builds in scope. A lot of experimental or noise songs tend to be mostly about the art and less about being loud and causing an emotional reaction. "Cliffs/Walls" is pure emotion. Like a lot of the music we bring you, Guts Club aren't going to be for everyone, but if this clicks with you it's going to click hard. 

The band says of their new song:

“'Cliffs/Walls' is a meditation on grief and how we navigate a world overflowing with extreme loss and devastation. Some of us let it pass through us, some leap directly into it, others fight it, violently, until we’ve surrounded ourselves with walls too brutal to overcome. There is no resiliency; it is just knot after knot of trauma that we can only attempt to loosen or avert.”

You can listen to "Cliffs/Walls" below. CLIFFS/WALLS is due out January 13 and can be pre-ordered through Bandcamp. For more on Guts Club, check out the artist's website.

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