Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Permanent Records on Anatomy of Habit

With thanks to the great folks at Permanent!


"Anatomy Of Habit is one of Chicago's best-kept secrets. A five headed bone-rattling machine of industrialized power and dark subtly. This is their first LP, a self released 2 side-long tracks affair that draws a line in the sand, parts seas and ascends to the heavens. Anatomy Of Habit are hard to pin down or categorize but they combine elements of post-punk, death-rock, early industrial and repetitive doom to create huge and uncomprimising pieces of music that build and burst and churn and lurch and pummel and destroy and you get the idea. Channeling influences of early Swans, Joy Division, Neurosis, The Sisters Of Mercy, Anatomy Of Habit sound like all and none of these as they have culminated a sound so completely their own with clean single picked guitar patterns that explode into distorted cacophony with gut rumbling bass and pounding drums and metal percussion that requires work gloves to perform all helmed by a powerful and charismatic voice. With members coming from varied backgrounds and other projects like Bloodyminded, Animal Law, Plague Bringer, No Funeral and Three Cheers For One Dead Man, Anatomy Of Habit have an alchemy all their own that punishes while drawing the listener in at the same time. Anatomy Of Habit use tension and repetition to create slow burn hypnotic sonics that are full of life and a haunting beauty that leave the listener with an eerie disturbance that all is not well. And do not miss the chance to witness this live, it is an spectacle that will long stay with you after its over. The LP comes housed in a black die-cut sleeve with their "Five Nails" logo cut out to reveal a silvery cosmos underneath that is [on the] thick Euro style sleeve. Mastered at Chicago Mastering Service by one Bob Weston, this record soars out of the speakers and takes your breath away. We are couldn’t be more jazzed to be able to introduce you to one of thee best bands going in Chicago via vinyl. Obviously, this LP comes with our highest of recommendations. Grab this slab and prepare to habitually scare the neighbors, anatomically."