Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Craft of Dissolution"

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New Zealand is probably best known, musically, in the rest of the world for spawning Split Enz and Crowded House, who were both led by the brothers Finn. Not quite as well known is the indie pop/rock world of Flying Nun Records and the more dissonant sounds of the now defunct Xpressway label.

Much like France, though, I doubt most people think of NZ as a source of raw, blasting black metal. In this case in the form of Vassafor and Diocletian. Incest abounds, however, as they also share members, just like SE and CH.

Despite having been in existence for well over a decade, Vassafor are not exactly prolific. They've released three demo tapes, this 7" EP, and an eponymous mini-LP. Their most recent release was their third demo tape, MMX. It was released a few months ago in an edition of, I think, 250 copies and sold out quickly. They are at work on their first full-length album and I, for one, want them to hurry the Hell up!

Tee hee hee . . . :-P

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