French Electro-Sludge Trio Crown Refuse to Tame “Serpents”

You read the headline, right? So, you understand we’re not talking about Swedeath mainstays the Crown? Just Crown, no definite article. K, great. The three French gentlemen above bring a very different kind of noise on forthcoming second full-length Natron, due out August 14 on Candlelight. The PR depiction of their approach is accurate (“hissing electronics, charging guitars, and splashing cymbals of a minimal yet completely effective drum machine”), but leadoff track “Serpents” is all about That Riff. We’re talking Isis Celestial-level slow-bang, people. Turn this fucker up and get hurt.