‘Deep Ends Of Shallow Lives’, a new hardcore attack from No Haven.
Melbourne’s No Haven are bringing the volatile heat in 2019 to the local heavy music scene with their newest LP, ‘Deep Ends of Shallow Lives‘. Recorded and mixed by Mike Deslandes (High Tension, Pagan) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Frontierer, Sectioned), this forthcoming ten-track offering is going to be one hell of a gnarly time. Well, that’s if we’re just going off of the record’s first two songs, at least.
On one hand, there’s ‘Cesspool‘. It’s a chugging and throttling beast that sounds like you’re writhing within the thickened muck of a morally vapid cesspool. Except the song itself is anything but a gross pit of waste or disappointment, as with some fittingly pained screams from Mike Nolan and some bruising rhythms from drummer Alex Johnson, it makes you wanna destroy shit while you listen to this scathing 1:54 hardcore tune. ‘Intensive’ doesn’t even begin to cover it, my friends. Then there’s their latest song, the quickened noises of ‘Claw Marks‘, my personal favourite of these two savage pre-release songs. This dissonant, riffy track whips up the Australian band’s tempo substantially, as it churns a truly vicious heavy maelstrom around you in 90-seconds flat. In short, it’s fucking great!
‘Deep Ends Of Shallow Lives‘ births into our horrid, vapid world come Wednesday, February 13th. After reading the album’s Bandcamp info, I am now very keen to hear how they’ll integrate saxophone (courtesy of Mika Kohlman) into their sound on ‘Sink Holes‘. I’m expecting some kind of hectic, Kurushimi-esque sax-noise, but time will tell how it all plays out.
For now, check out both ‘Cesspool‘ and ‘Claw Marks‘ below!