As a way to celebrate the North American release of Horrible Nights, Southampton, UK, doom trio, Moss are streaming “The Coral of Chaos.” (Better sound quality than the YouTube player above is available at www.invisibleoranges.com.) The title track is also available there to listen to.
As can be expected from these veterans, “The Coral of Chaos” is a masterpiece of sludgy, controlled doom. As Moss stated,
“We wanted to write something that would stand up over time… no disrespect to our earlier recordings. We feel the essence and atmosphere of those is still very much with us, but they were of a time and place that we’re no longer part of…”
Horrible Night track listing:
1. Horrible Nights
2. The Bleeding Years
3. Dark Lady
4. Dreams from the Depths
5. The Coral of Chaos
6. I Saw Them That Night
About Moss’ Horrible Night:
Recorded during the summer and autumn of 2012 at Hampshire’s Earth Terminal and London’s Earthworks studios, Horrible Night is the sound of Moss emerging from its cocoon a much more savage, intelligent, and all the more terrifying beast. While no longer obsessed with extremity for its own sake – with weirdly infectious riffs, eccentric vocal melodies and no song over 12 minutes – Moss remain heavier-than-thou, broadening their Black Sabbath blueprint to its most nightmarish conclusion and ushering Moss further into their newest dark age.beyond any imposed “scene”expectations. This mastery of the craft is evident from the opening moments of first track “Horrible Nights” – written back in 2010 it sets the course for the album, taking the twisting death-crawl of Moss mini-epics such as “Tombs of the Blind Drugged” and administering a lethal dose of addictive melody, cooked up by the colossal riffs of Dominic Finbow and the Ozzy-via-seance vocalizations of Olly Pearson. Cuts such as “The Coral of Chaos” and “Dark Lady” expand further upon this potent formula, dragging the
With 6 tracks, Moss proves more than ever why this English cult band is regarded exactly as such. While still no easy pill to swallow for the uninitiated, over its duration, Horrible Night will demand complete mind control. Nonsense prefixes such as “stoner,” “sludge,” or “drone” do not apply here; this is pure DOOM METAL, a celebration of horror, the arcane and the unknown.
Although traditionally a reluctant live act, in 2013 Moss are set to embark on their first European headline tour, as well as a return trip to Holland’s Roadburn Festival, playing Jus Oborn’s Electric Acid Orgy with Electric Wizard, Dream Death, Psychic TV and the Pretty Things… It seems in their 13th year, Moss have finally arrived. Unlucky for some…
Rock Hard \m/