+MROME+ – Noetic Collision on the Roof of Hell (Self Release)
The information provided with this release was almost non-existent, so all I can really tell you is that +MROME+ are a duo from Poland. And they are, Key V – vocals, guitars and P – drums.
The fact that they are a duo, rather than a full band, might go some way to explain their sound. Because if I had to choose a category, I wouldn’t have a clue where to place them. It’s a rocky take on Extreme Metal, but it doesn’t follow any blueprint or formula.
But the connection I’m making is with Seasick Steve. A lot of the time it’s just him and his guitar, plus a drummer and +MROME+ do have that free flowing jam feel about their music. You can just imagine them on a small stage, just blasting out their music and just getting into the groove and jamming away, with the sweat pouring of their brows. I guess the word I’m looking for is improvisation… They may sound tight as hell, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that they make the songs up as they go along….
But you add a few Black Metal flourishes, the odd blast beat, mainly, and just the sense of rebellion I get from their music and this is a very intriguing album. And the understanding between the two musicians is obvious from the tightness of the grooves, especially on Crush The Moon, which is the highlight of the album for me.
So this is one of those releases that you need to listen to yourselves. I’m sure every review will say something different as this is, dare I say it, bordering on original.