Every week, Decibel will premiere new material by bands of a heavy nature. There’s no boundaries here, either. Death, black, doom, sludge, progressive, stoner, retro, whatever! It’s all fair game. What’s this section called? DEMO:LISTEN, naturally. This week we take a look at El Topo, an instrumental oddity hailing from Istanbul, Turkey.
A few years ago, we heard the rumblings of dissonant, mathy metallic hardcore coming from a band called Chopstick Suicide, and we totally dug it. Now CS guitarist Yagiz has a second project that slims down to three musicians and no vocalist, playing equally discordant (but ultimately highly satisfying) heavy music. El Topo has recorded a three-song EP called Dust & Pavements, and its fifteen-plus minutes are strident, mesmerizing, curious and rewarding.
Check out a stream of the EP right here, and head on over to their Bandcamp site to show some love!