(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
Italy’s NORTHWOODS are an abrasively acidic act that exudes frenzied bursts of neo-apocalyptic noisecore.
This is exactly what comprises the contents of the band’s upcoming début album release, “Wasteland“, which will arrive on June 1st. If you are unfamiliar with NORTHWOODS – Alvaro Diamanti (Guitars / Vocals), Federico Mazzoli (Bass), and Andrea Gentili (Drums) – then what better way than a pre-release stream of the album here and now.
Do that and you will quickly discover how the trio share a musical kinship with the greats of HydraHead Records’ past, such as Botch, Cave-In or Converge. Perhaps the best comparative claim one can make would be to the masters of aural mayhem, Unsane, but with knowing nods to units like Godflesh or Voivod.
Intrigued yet? You know you are, so don’t hesitate, dive right into “Wasteland” from NORTHWOODS now, this very damned minute, before the end does come. You can grab it come June 1st directly from the band [HERE] or from Shove Records, Brigante Records & Productions, and Mothership Records.