Blast Worship: Ramuh

Where they from?
Here, there, a little bit of everywhere. Where really is ANYONE from? I mean, who’s to say that we aren’t all just frozen brains in some jar somewhere, experiencing this world as nothing more than a shared delusion, our bodies being harvested for their energy to keep our robot overlords powered enough to keep our human race in submission? What I’m trying to say is, I think at least one of these dudes lives in New York.

What do they sound like?
Aerobatic Gridlink worship.

Why the hype?
I am normally not a huge fan of so-called “super-groups.” When I was a teenager, two of my favorite musicians were Les Claypool and Buckethead and when they came together to create an album and boy was I disappointed at the half-baked effort they put together. So, I was somewhat hesitant when I heard wind of a new supergroup comprised of member Full of Hell and Maruta and thus I will admit I slept on this album for a few months. But got damn, I could not have been more wrong. The beauty here is that it doesn’t really sound like either of those projects but falls much more in line with the school of Discordance Axis worship bands I tend to adore, specifically L.A.’s Syntax, one of my favorite grindc bands of all time.

Latest Album?
Glowing Civilization. This short little nugget really is a masterpiece of angularity and jagged riffing. Also, Dylan’s vocals work extremely well here, essentially the same approach as his stuff with Full of Hell but without having to compete with as much sonically. The last song in particular, “Ezmerobletr,” is one of the most striking and beautiful pieces of grindcore I’ve come across in a long time, the second half featuring a myopically melodic passage that really proves there is more to this style of music than at first it seems. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.