Column of Heaven ' "Ecstatically Embracing All That We Habitually Suppress" LP (/400)
The Endless Blockade is dead and, in their wake, Column Of Heaven has risen. C.O.H. has Nolan and King from the Blockade lineup continuing on, at this point in their development, in a similar fashion to the later period Blockade material (i.e. "Primitive"). Six songs picking up right where Endless Blockade left off, Column Of Heaven released the more-than-impressive "Ecstatically Embracing All That We Habitually Suppress" demo in 2011, and has now returned first time on vinyl. While Endless Blockade hinted and flirted with the mix of noise/experimental music with powerviolence, this 12" sees those ideas taken to their endpoint, fully incorporating noise, dynamic samples, extra instrumentation and experimental soundscapes into a metal-tinged powerviolence framework. Blasts of harsh noise and brutal hardcore mix with quieter, creepier atmospherics to make for an engaging and powerful listen from start to finish. Limited edition of 400 copies.