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MINSK
MINSK
With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone
(Relapse Records)
63:06min

Bands such as VOIVOD, UMBRA NIHIL and BARATHRUM play vastly different styles, yet they have one thing that unites them all: they're weird. MISNK is weird, therefore, that strength alone may carry them through the next couple of years. Perhaps if they can equal or surpass this album in the future, their name will be remembered years from now. This is unlike almost every Doom album I've ever heard. In fact, calling it Doom is a bit of a reductive malapropism. The music is slow, but that hardly qualifies it as Doom alone. A band needs gloomy riffs, too, but MINSK doesn't have gloomy riffs per se. What they do have is bizarreness. There aren't many growls, just clear vocals and some quasi-Metal chanting / barbershop. Perhaps thinking of them as an evolved AGALLOCH mutation might help put them into some kind of context. Of course, buying the record might help make one understand. http://thesoundofminsk.com, www.myspace.com/minsk, www.relapse.com

Nathan Shapiro

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