ASH POOL - WORLD TURNS ON ITS HINGE
ash pool is the black metal duo comprised of dominic fernow (Prurient, Hospital Productions) and kris kapke (Alberich, Northern Cross). like favorites BONE AWL, the duo blasts out raw and disgusting primitive black metal, with lots of balance between neck-breaking speed and lurking mid-tempo howl, with even some grind-ish elements for good measure. i honestly grew pretty bored with prurient's non-stop offering of high-end squelch noise a while ago, so i was a bit reluctant to check this band out. but while the subject matter is always a bit questionable with his work (rape and perversion, mostly), its not really too far off for the black metal crowd and finds a pretty good home here in this album. surprisingly well-if-not-still-minimally produced, too. dark music for dark times.
you can also grip their new limited 7" on hospital productions along with other releases HERE