Aseethe – Hopes Of Failure (LP+MP3)

Image: 1607842 Aseethe’s unrelenting slow-doom is often compared to drone music because
of its core repetitions. This distinctly non-metal approach combined with
harsh vocals and unusual samples gives Aseethe a unique voice among
metal’s boundary pushers. On Hopes of Failure, the Iowa band’s primary
in?uences of doom and drone share a similar ethos, but rarely do they
converge with as much restraint, and patience, drawing on inventive sound
sources and distorted, just enough, to add some sludge. Aseethe is the
direction that heavy music is moving in.
Aseethe guitarist/vocalist Brian Barr initially started Aseethe as a solo
project to explore a more doom-oriented sound. Barr was soon joined by
Eric Diercks on drums and samples, who brought to the project a love of
new music and ability to provide rhythmic complexity to Aseethe’s steady,
dark march. The current trio was formed when Brian’s brother Danny Barr
joined on bass and vocals.
Aseethe’s self-released albums, with the exception of their 12” limited
edition of Barn Owl covers (only 100 copies made) that extracted a
Barn Owl riff into a side long piece, have been largely noise-in?uenced
soundscapes. Hopes of Failure strips away much of those elements into the
bare essentials focused on methodical, and crushing music by devoting
all attention to creating mammoth-sized riffs. The meditative component
of Aseethe’s sound remains driven by an inward focus, a stare down the
caverns of depression. Lyrically Brian and Danny contemplate the steady,
exponential decay of modern society. The juxtaposition of these re?ections
are best articulated in closing track “Into the Sun,” which also features the
rare appearance of melodic vocals:
“Reach further for hopes of failure
Your body is breaking down
Build further the bridge we need”
Since the band’s inception, Aseethe has been dedicated to pushing the
boundaries of what it means to be a heavy band. Their pummeling and
extended pieces are as enveloping as a drive through the Iowa cornfelds of
their home. Their drone in?uence and the dark lenses through which they
view the world are a con?uence of ingredients that are at once deliberate,
devastating and exhilarating

TRACK LISTING:
1. Sever the Head (11:22)
2. Towers of Dust (8:33)
3. Barren Soil (9:03)
4. Into The Sun (13:54)

SALES POINTS
Hopes of Failure is the unrelenting, mammoth-riffed
Thrill Jockey debut from crushing doom trio Aseethe
Aseethe, while up to now a secret to the larger
music world, has long been a favorite of inventive
heavy artists. They have played regionally with Yob,
Converge, The Body, SUMAC, Thou, Horseback, and
Inter Arma with appearances at Midnite Communion
Festival and Gilead Festival
Aseethe have just wrapped up a national tour with Hell
and Fister
Aseethe recently signed with Hexagram Booking
(Wolves in the Throne Room, Bell Witch, Thou) and
are planning extensive touring throughout 2017
LP pressed on virgin vinyl, packaged in jacket with
?ooded black pocket, black paper inner sleeve,
and free download coupon. A limited supply will be
pressed on grey vinyl. CD version in 4 panel mini-LP
style gatefold package
A limited cassette edition of the album was made for
the band’s recent tour and sold out within a week
“The blistering abyss of their music only comes to a
stand when the unearthly voices come in to signal the
impending doom” - CVLT Nation
Tour trailer and album trailer by Chariot of Black Moth
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