Monday, 18 March 2013


At the beginning of March The mighty Limb traveled up from Londinium on the mega bus, gear and all, to play a Big Spaceship gig at Santiago's with Barricades and Back mass.  All the bands were killer but a special mention needs to go out to Black Mass who executed a serious face melting onslaught of frightening brutality.

When the gig was over I picked up this little gem from the band and what a treat it turned out to be.  An orange 7" vinyl, fold out poster, sticker and digital download coupon, all released on New Heavy Sounds, they even threw in a 3 track demo CD that was put out which hunter records.

Side A, Gift Of The Sun is definitely a triumph for the band, its not easy listing to this track without smashing your fist in the air and shamelessly banging your head. The first side of this record is produced by Ross Halden and the band, together they have perfectly captured the bass heavy fuzzed out tones found in their live performance with the right balance of riff clarity and outrageous filth.

Side B is made up of Quiet Earth and Dead Voice.  At 1:33 Quiet Earth is an obnoxious little outburst of solid bullshit free aggressive behavior, expressing the bands talent for cutting out anything they don't need, this is apparent in the next tune, Dead Voice which is a signature offering of their own brand of doom. As heavy as Limb are, they travel light, injecting no filler into their tunes whatsoever.

Side B carries a slightly different flavor, produced by Samir Eskanda and Tim Garratt as well as the band, Side B definitely holds a more DIY sludgy vibe. This is not to suggest that one side is better that the other but each side of the record holds a different mood.  Having that subtle nuance of dynamic not only in the music but in the styles of recording really is the cheery on top with this release.  This 7" beauty is available from the band or from New Heavy Sounds each can be found on bandcamp. Be sure not to miss these guys play the next time they pay us a visit.

WORDS: Dan Standish

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