Wood & Wire

by Coma Wall / Undersmile

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RheDYn griFFiN ⚧
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RheDYn griFFiN ⚧ The first half of the album is like listening to Life of Agony in the desert whilst hallucinating, of course there are Alice in Chains vibes to it as well.
The other half reminds me of being in a Gothic forest at night time in the winter.
Dark, mercurial gem x Favorite track: Coma Wall - Cutter's Choice.
Dominic Luke
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Dominic Luke Undersmile, and their acoustic alter-ego Coma Wall, have crafted a truely exceptional split right here!

The Coma Wall side is a little like Hex-era Earth playing Alice in Chains ballads - an amazing, and extremely rewarding, sound indeed!

Undersmile bring it once again with their excellently foreboding drone doom Favorite track: Coma Wall - You Are My Death.
Daniel twosheds Hales
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Daniel twosheds Hales Lovely and eerie. I enjoy the contrast between the dark folk of coma wall and the morose riffage of undersmile.
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‘Wood & Wire’ brings together Oxford’s monolithic Undersmile and their acoustic alter-ego Coma Wall on one release.

Although this is Coma Wall’s debut release, they’ve already gained fans after playing sets at Desertfest 2012 and supporting Dylan Carlson (of Earth) on his first ever solo show. This recording sees the band laid bare – no amps, no fuzz boxes, just acoustic guitars, percussion and a banjo that showcases their own brand of Dark Americana and Doom-Folk in the spirit of the MTV Unplugged sessions.

On the other hand Undersmile, having been endorsed by the likes of Earth’s Dylan Carlson and Henry Rollins of Black Flag, are both engaging and crushing, blending numerous influences from Swans to Babes in Toyland to arrive at a genuinely fresh, cohesive, and brutal sound. Their debut album ‘Narwhal’, released last year by Future Noise Recordings, was met with huge praise from both fans and press alike. For these tracks, the band enlisted the help of Justin Greaves (Iron Monkey, Electric Wizard, Crippled Black Phoenix) to oversee the engineering and his contribution to the recording process helped to further display Undersmile’s diversity and musical growth, as well as their desire to capture a warmer, more ‘live’ sound.


released April 3, 2013

Coma Wall Recorded at: Silver Street Studios
Coma Wall Engineered by: Umair Chaudhry
Undersmile Recorded at: Shaken Oak Studios
Undersmile Engineered by: Justin Greaves & Arthur Young
Mastered by: Billy Anderson
Artwork by: Craig Bryant

Available on transparent purple vinyl at: www.thesleepingshaman.com/product/coma-wall-undersmile-wood-wire-lp/


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Shaman Recordings was born out of the webzine The Sleeping Shaman, founded in 2012, the first release is the debut album from Liverpool Doomers Black Magician

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