Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dead Elephant - Thanatology

Dead Elephant are a doom/post-hardcore/noise trio from Italy.
Drawing influences from artists like Unsane, Cherubs, Jesus Lizard, Ash Ra Tempel and Neurosis, the trio established themselves with their 2005 debut 'Sing the Separation' -- landing them gigs with bands like Lair of the Minotaur and Zu (whose saxophonist contributed to their 2007 album 'Lowest Shared Descent').

Their latest 2011 release is entitled 'Thanatology', and in their words:
In this order of things life sometimes is cruel. Sometimes we feel caught in a strange trap. The events appear to us as a dark spiral and our destiny is get lost in it. There, it’s very difficult to understand what is right and what is wrong. There, something must burn and you must accept to lose it. From the consciousness that some things must die in order to change is born Thanatology...
Musically the core of the album is represented by the meeting between the Dead Elephant music approach and the funeral march of South Italy.'