Consuumer leave scorched earth wherever they play. A punishing blend of proto-metal, noise rock, and sludge that would’ve fit nicely within the SST roster or even Southern Lord, the Hereford duo are readying the release of debut EP Shattered Fruit on January 13th.
According to the band’s press release:
Consuumer’s forthcoming EP exhibits their unique brand of disparate and desperate noise rock, which could be equated to the sound of early-Nirvana meets Big Business meets USA Nails. Tracks such as ‘radio’ showcase their detached and frenetic guitar work which seamlessly transforms into crushing riffs that drive the controlled yet wild drum work. The entire EP is flooded with acerbic vocals, which serve up acidulous would-be adages and moments that can’t be explained as anything other than explosions of pent up rage and emotion. At other times, you can hear a much heavier set of influences such as at the end of title track ‘Shattered Fruit’ where fuzz-drenched guitars descend into doom-inspired riffs, or in ‘axe’ where the vocals become more caustic and lean more toward the sound of Eyehategod or Unsane than that of earlier comparisons.
Check out the track below.