This is the type of sludge I’m looking for. Allochiria come out swinging from the start on “We Have Nothing” with such dense riffage you can break your teeth on it, and today we’re premiering the video for the track right here. The gruff ‘90s NOLA sludge vocals provide just enough gravel to provide more crunch to such a massive piece of sludgy glory. It’s fascinating to listen to how the vocals and riffs engage with one another in such a combative call and response as they slink heavily along.
Allochiria as a unit sounds tight as hell. There seems to be no unaddressed measure in what they’re delivering, and their critical cosmic sense of dread can be felt, heard and seen loud and clear. It entices with such decimation then leaves the listener over intoxicated with dread. The tone switches evenly between organic and mechanical, as some cracks become fissures, and things feel as if they’re going to all come down.
The deliberateness is something that I can’t over. Every riff can be seen coming a mile away, as if some giant monstrosity is headed your way, and you’re absolutely helpless. Nothing surprises, as you can see where the progressions are going, yet the heaviness of each transition leaves such a dent leaving your attention swallowed whole. It’s a gripping pressure that never relents for a second
The accompanying visuals weave in and out of nature documentary footage of varying decades ranging from insect close ups, the gorgeous destructive chaos of lava, natural destruction, and the cosmos. It enhances the already near boiling over dread this quintet is dishing out, and provides a holistic sense of existential crisis to consider if that wasn’t enough. The pairing is evenly matched, and supplement each other well.
Wholly impressed with this track, I went ahead and listened to their other single “Darklight,” which further proves how consistent Allochiria really are. More mechanical anomalous oppressive percussion meets organic chaotic riffage in destructive fashion for an enthralling listening experience. Two indications their full length Commotion coming out on April 24th on Venerate Industries is absolutely worth a listen, and up for preorder on their Bandcamp.
Leaving an impression like a volcanic rock melting through the surface, Allochiria delivers an absolutely blistering experience that will give any dissonant listener exactly what they’re looking for. “We Have Nothing” does not hold back its destructive glory for anything, and the end result is the some of the most dense and piercing sludge deliverable.