Go ahead and click the player below to launch into an Obelisk-exclusive stream of Into the Breach, the debut full-length from Portland, Oregon‘s Nether Regions. No, that’s not a section of the city, some trendy neighborhood in the middle of everything with an ironic name. It’s a band. The four-piece is led by bassist/vocalist Joseph Wickstrom (ex-Ditchliquor, SubArachnoid Space), and they play a righteously heavy brand of riff-thrashing doom.
The first thing you’re going to think of when you hear it is High on Fire, but keep listening, because there’s a lot of subtle technicality and dynamics to what Nether Regions does that’s not so easily traced. Into the Breach sounds both under and out of control, and the two guitars really go to work on some of the tracks. Dig the harmonies at the end of “Do You Live,” or the dueling leads in “A City Far Enough Away” and you’ll hear what I mean. It’s a record that opens more with each subsequent listen, and I’m pretty sure that you’ll find it’s worth the time.
Hope you enjoy.
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Nether Regions‘ Into the Breach was recorded Mike Lastra and Mark Ellsworth at Smegmatone in Portland, OR, and is available now. Click here for more information. Nether Regions is Wickstrom, guitarists Kyle Bates and Todd Pidcock and drummer Ryan Moore.
Tags: Nether Regions, Oregon, Portland, Unsigned bands