Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Metal
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Epic sludge doom...
gumba gagstar | Philadelphia, PA, USA | 03/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this record on a recommendation by the Relapse Philidelphia store staff. In my appetite for slow, depressive stuff, I pass up the constipated "aggro-doom" which seems to be so in vogue right now (mastadon, pelican,... and all the other 10-year late melvins echos...) for the more sonic-conceptualism of drone (growing, sunn), or experimental doom (Mare). but enough proper-noun-dropping. I wanted some "doom-dub", and the guy hands me black mayonnaise. listened to it a bit in the store, really dug the minimalist space the guy works in. It all boils down to echoing-drum-machine (often not quite tempo-synced), super-pitch-down vocals w/ echo (stratospheric roaring), super-distorted, super-repetitive basslines, and burbling FM synth. After 6 months, it still finds it's way back into my CD player. The album just makes more and more sense in the story it tells (excellent track ordering). These are not "songs" with verse-chorus structure, these are chapters in an epic tale of the birth, growth, devastation and fate of some unstoppable city-eating mountain-sized tapeworm.
CHAPTER 1; molten lava catalyzes metabolic reaction, and the organizm begins to breathe at the pace of the tides.
CHAPTER 2; using doppler to detect food sources at the surface, the massive body rhythmicall works it's way up through crumbling rock-strata, a lake-sized stomach grumbles in anticpation of approaching the hapless ecosystems above.
CHAPTER 3; reaching the surface, the worm is bombarded with rhythmic asault of fire and artillery... desperate humans evacuate, and the slow-mo winds of a nuclear blast slow the feeding only temporarily...
...by chapter 5, the worm has doubled in size and escaped to the depths of the sea to recuperate.
To find out how this story unfolds, and ultimately ends,
BUY THIS RECORD...
...like being kidnapped by aliens
sludgehammer | 01/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard Black Mayonnaise in 1992 when he was only releasing demos, I don't know where this guy gets the inspiration for this strange music but i'm kind of surprised that whatever it is hasn't killed him 12 years later. We thought he had given up on this band because he basically disappeared for almost 10 years, and all of a sudden he's back full force with an album even heavier and weirder than the old demos.This "lunar sludge-core" (it says it on the back cover) reminds me of trying to listen to old Godflesh while sick in bed with severe flu after taking some nyquil to fall asleep. There's even a cover of "graveyard", that old classic by the 'Surfers too!!! Everyone into slow, hypnotic, heavy music must get this... or if you are just searching for the strangest sounding music you can find, then get this one!!!"