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No One Wants To Speak About It

by Adzes

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Jono Schneider
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Jono Schneider Oh man! Just the way everything sounds! It’s a very dry sounding record but everything shines like the moon over a dark desert night sky. Really heavy and full of surprising despair. The guitars crackle like firewood. The drums are the flames.
Dave Aftandilian
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Dave Aftandilian Apocalyptic visions of the glacier melting, moral rotting, civilization eroding future that we are building for ourselves. Screams of tortured animals and hopeless climate refugees set to incandescently angry, sludgy doom. Somehow the bass sounds like the small voice of our conscience, too often drowned out by our enormous greed. I only wish I could support this on CD! (But you can find the lyrics at metal-archives.com.)
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gnawbone.unhinged Great music and the truth about the planet.
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sine_sine classic pnw doom. excellent.
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MetalDipshit All righteous rage and mourning for a dying world, filtered through noise, sludge, and doom. The progression from the debut EP is stunning - this is a clear 2020 AOTY contender. Favorite track: Demon-Haunted.
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Divide 08:02
415 06:41
Overcome 04:02
Loss 05:34


Tape version with digital download available at tridroid.bandcamp.com

"The ones who got us in this mess will never get us out."

Seattle's Adzes crafts dirges of atmospheric sludge with elements of noise rock, post-metal, and shoegaze, a musical counterpart to the oppressive green and grey of the winters of the Pacific Northwest. Lone member Forest Bohrer's snarling bass collides with thundering drums amidst roiling guitar feedback on songs that howl protest against the accelerating human and environmental crises produced by our capitalist system. Adzes is doomy and bleak music for a world on fire.

Following 2018's ISIS- and Godflesh-influenced Climate//Capital EP, a bleak look at the havok wrought by capital on a personal and global scale, No One Wants to Speak About It expands both sonic palette and outlook. Clearer, more spacious production reveals a grimy bass presence and a wide range of influences, from Paradise Lost's gothic doom-death to 90s grunge and shoegaze and even to Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. These songs continue the too-timely lyrical themes of the EP, zooming out to excoriate rising fascist sentiment and endless imperialism, but also turning inward to focus on personal stuggles and the reality of one's mortality. Frantic riffing, mournful sludge, and moody post-metal carry the listener through a harrowing but cathartic listen. On this record Adzes establishes itself as a forceful voice of dissent in a burning world.

FFO: ISIS, Godflesh, Kowloon Walled City, early Mastodon

"Building on influences from that range from doom and sludge to industrial, noise rock and shoegaze, No One Wants to Speak About It is cold and groovy with a sense that things could break down at any moment."
- Vince Bellino, Decibel

"...leaving you feeling like you’ve been trudging through enormous slabs of concrete."
- Valley of Steel

"...a thick soundscape of sludgy, shoegaze-influenced metal.​"
- Alex Payne, Sleeping Village Reviews

"His music combines elements of black metal, punk, noise, doom, hardcore, and plenty of other heavy flavors, and the eight tracks that stretch over about 50 minutes....smashes through boundaries as he puts together these songs, splashing in every influence at his disposal, which makes for a rich, diverse listen."
- Brian Krasman, Meat Mead Metal


released May 29, 2020

All music and lyrics written, performed, and recorded by Forest Bohrer
Additional guitars on Loss: Will Jameson
Additional vocals on No One Wants To Speak About It: Sarah Allen Reed, Ben Serna-Grey, Jonathan Petkau, Craig Collins, Jacob, db, Trevor Van Hook
Samples on Overcome: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change community, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11376

Mixed by Forest Bohrer
Mastered by Will Jameson
Cover art by Florian-Ayala Fauna (florian-93.com)
Album layout by Melissa C. Kelly
Logo by Stephen Wilson


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Atmospheric sludge for a burning world.

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