ALBUM REVIEW: The Body – I’ve Seen All I Need To See | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 29.01.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having pushed their extremist take on doom metal to breaking point and beyond, Lee Buford and Chip Lee of The Body emerge from the electronic black hole of their more recent work with a suitably uneasy re-appraisal of their guitar and drums foundations on I’ve Seen All I Need To See.

Rather than the dreaded ‘back to basics’ effort of a band that’s lost their way, the ultra-distorted and unnaturally decayed sound of the album (helmed by the band alongside engineer Seth Manchester) breaks down the molecules of their live sound and rebuilds it as something unrecognisable and uncanny. If it’s not the most challenging The Body album outright, it’s the one that breaks down its host genre with the greatest gusto.

 

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