Micro Dose: Cable – Take The Stairs to Hell (2019)

Cable used to be a hardcore band but they transitioned into an atmosphere fueled form of sludge in recent years. The hardcore influence can still be heard quite strongly. It reminds me a lot of Rollins Band and The Jesus Lizard in terms of writing and vocal delivery, as well as spoken word avant garde bands like Endnote or Oxbow but with softer stoner corners. It’s really fuzzy and more catchy than the tag “atmospheric” normally brings to mind. It ends on more of a grunge note with repetitive clean vocals and relaxed instruments.

It’s quite simply a great album.

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