Corrections House Last City Zero

Corrections House Last City Zero
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Collaborations between noteworthy musicians are immediately intriguing. But when those musicians are Mike Williams (Eyehategod), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) and Sanford Parker (Minsk), the excitement multiplies tenfold and expectations run wild. These four singular, influential performers come together in the form of the new project Corrections House, and their full-length debut, Last City Zero, is musical brilliance. While each member brings elements of their unique background to the table, their collective sound is rather unexpected. Presumptions of a combination of each of their established acts are instantly thrown out the window, as eight-minute opening track "Serve or Survive" features sections of droning noise and doom that weave through and loop around cacophonous industrial segments. Tons of experimental effects and an unorthodox use of saxophone are present in a constant spiral of dramatic dissonance, while mechanical, percussive beats dominate "Bullets and Graves" and "Dirt Poor and Mentally Ill." Although chaotic and complex, Last City Zero also contains moments of natural, simplistic sounds, such as the mystical "Run Through the Night," as well as the stripped-down, spoken word title track. Featuring dark, depressing atmospheres and exceptionally negative, apocalyptic vibes, Last City Zero is brooding, raw and corrosive, as well as breathtakingly beautiful. (Neurot)