100000 TONNEN KRUPPSTAHL 'Teeth Fletcher' Gatefold 2LP
Release Date 28 June 2019
limited edition of 200 colored and 200 doom black vinyl copies
housed in a heavy Gatefold Sleeve including lyrics and liner notes
comes with a bandcamp download code of the entire album
100,000 TONNEN KRUPPSTAHL prepare to bury listeners' ears in crumbling valve warmth on their third full length 'Teeth Fletcher'. One enormous track in four parts, the German guitar/drums duo build a twisted tone shrine from doom and noise components. Strong references can be found amongst the foundation to groups like The Melvins and Bongripper, with layers of supremely fuzz drenched guitar churning above a core of dynamic, rolling drums that refuse to sit still. This is Doom with drive.
'Teeth Fletcher' plays almost like prose, it has themes and returns to ideas, book-ending sections with a remembered riff or drum pattern. The vocals come (as much of the album does) in a layered style, ranging from shouting and drawn out almost spoken word sounding sections, to demonic sounding howls and screeching. These vocals mimic the dynamics and pacing of the instruments, and they vary their pace rhythmically. At it's fastest it is hard not to have bands like High On Fire spring to mind, with the punishing drums and growling riffs overtaking each other in true Motor-charged fashion.
100,000 TONNEN KRUPPSTAHL do not even flirt with pretension on 'Teeth Fletcher', there are no drawn out noise atmospheres, no technical guitar licks, nothing to distract from the power of the riff and the strength of the individual performances. The drums are strong and present throughout, never sitting still or abating in their consistent pummeling, the guitar has that perfect noise tinged fuzzy doom sound, wrapping the brain of the listener in a warm blanket and transporting them to some other world from beginning to the end of the release.
A monumental effort worthy of the legacy Sleep left with Dopesmoker. The eternal doom track!