Formed in the summer of 2011 by two experimented guys, CROWN is a very special duo which releases here a surprising debut with "the one". Ep, mini album or full length, who gives a shit in fact ? it contains 5 songs and lasts about 33 delightful minutes; after that ...call it as you want, the esential is the quality of the content and on that point there's nothing to be debated.
A duo ? yes two guys, two guitars (one of them sings too) and a machine... and even if GODFLESH is maybe an influence (more historical than actual I guess), just like NEUROSIS, this doesn't particularly sound like Industrial stuff ; no, this machine is more like a necessary accompaniement, in no way something that gives you quickly a pounding headache.
CROWN is rather more into a massive Doomed post-HC with a few SLUDGE overtones tightly incorporated here and there to accentuate some angered parts, the grimness and filth of an environment without future; from the first notes of "cosmogasm" to the last of "orthodox" , we enter an awesomely disturbing world of abrasive aesthetics and cold disturbing darkness.
The general atmosphere could sometimes remind another great french band called DIRGE (songs are not as long though) , this is straight and extremely heavy at times, refined, melodic and almost ambient, relaxing at others, while always keeping an abyssal and despaired mood.
I love that feeling of shipping slowly, irremediably towards the apocalypse; for such a young band they succeed brillantly to create pretty memorable, disturbing but catchy, atmospheres. With such maturity we can expect a bright future for theses guys and already await impatiently some more stuff...
"the one" is actually available on digital format but the CD version will be released within a month ( one thing cool you have to know is that if you buy the CD now, you'll get the digital download for free immediatedly, great idea !).Facebook page