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Mick Harris returns with his crushing first Scorn album since 2010; ‘Café Mor’ for his longtime gang at Ohm Resistance, featuring guest vocal by Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods)
While he’s spent the past few years hoping for tight lines and reigniting his Fret alias, many of Harris’ diehard followers have been eagerly awaiting the return of Scorn, possibly his best known project outside of his groundbreaking early work as drummer for grindcore originals, Napalm Death. Now is the time, dear lambs, for the beast to be unleashed across 8 tracks of his signature, gut-churning subs, death knell clangs and hard-bitten drums.
While the project initially foreshadowed aspects of dubstep, it ultimately faded away around the time that style took over, but appears to have skirted its event horizon and now manifests on the other side (was dubstep a manifestation of the singularity?) in 2019 with keeling level of pressure between the drop forge trample of ‘Elephant’, the slow rocking lurch of ‘The Lower The Middle Our Bit’, the lazed-guided electro-dub stinger ‘Dulse’, and even makes Jason Williamson sound dubbed-up and spat out on the swaggering halfstep Midlander bravado of ‘Talk Whiff’.