Gulch - Burning Desire To Draw Last Breat/Demolition of Human Construct LP
GULCH (CA, USA) - Burning Desire To Draw Last Breath/Demolition Of Human Construct (2021 Creator-Destructor Re-issue on Sea Blue Swirl w/Etched B-Side - limited to 1,000 copies). Rarely is 13 minutes of life this intense. Taking in Burning Desire to Draw Last Breath by the Santa Cruz sonic terrorists GULCH is a harrowing, hopeless, and despicably addictive journey through myriad genres of Extreme Music; leaving the listener completely exhausted and blanched of colour. Being brutalized has never sounded so impeccable.
GULCH revels in filth, somehow managing to seamlessly incorporate D-Beat, Crust, Metallic Hardcore, Punk, and the gnarliest of Death Metal into an odorous and Punk -as- Fuck mélange. They're just as likely to vacillate between vicious Thrash leads and primordial Hardcore Sludge as they are Metal and blast beats, creating an uneasy and ultimately unpredictable listen.
There's a palpable and earnest disgust and torture in the pained vocals, often left unspoken in the myriad genres they mangle and cherry pick. Even when the vocals are little more than a blackened shriek, they speak volumes. It's a pleasant surprise to find a band that'd be equally comfortable decimating stages with extremity of all stripes.
This plurality of consciousness, as it were, is ultimately a testament to a band taking chances and following their gut instincts straight into the crypt. They've emerged with a beast, undead, and set to ravage all takers. **originally published on www.noecho.net** Creator-Destructor Records