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Rise Above Records

MOSS 'Horrible Night'

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Recorded during the summer and autumn of 2012 at Hampshire's Earth Terminal and London's Earthworks studios, 'Horrible Night' is the sound of MOSS emerging from its cocoon a much more savage, intelligent and all the more terrifying beast. While no longer obsessed with extremity for its own sake – with weirdly infectious riffs, eccentric vocal melodies and no song over twelve minutes – MOSS remain heavier-than-thou, broadening their horror beyond any imposed 'scene' expectations. This mastery of the craft is evident from the opening moments of first track «Horrible Nights» – written back in 2010 it sets the course for the album, taking the twisting death-crawl of MOSS mini-epics such as «Tombs of the Blind Drugged» and administering a lethal dose of addictive melody, cooked up by the colossal riffs of Dominic Finbow and the Ozzy-via-seance vocalizations of Olly Pearson. Cuts such as «The Coral of Chaos» and «Dark Lady» expand further upon this potent formula, dragging the Black Sabbath blueprint to its most nightmarish conclusion and ushering MOSS further into their newest dark age. With six tracks, MOSS proves more than ever why this English cult band is regarded exactly as such. While still no easy pill to swallow for the uninitiated, over its duration 'Horrible Night' will demand complete mind control. Nonsense prefixes such as stoner, sludge or drone do not apply here; this is pure Doom Metal, a celebration of horror, the arcane and the unknown.