Boomkat Product Review:
Crushing delivery of doom metal and industrial electronics from Goth Trad’s Eartaker trio with Die Suck and Masayuki Imanishi, coughed up in prime style by Bedouin Records
Best known for his razor-sharp, heavyweight take on dubstep, Goth Trad’s roots lie in a wilder mixture of noise, electronics and rave musics which have continued to inform his style, leading him to invite The Body to his Back To Chill party in Tokyo, 2014, as well as a mighty collaboration with Japanese metal heroes Boris on ‘Low End Meeting’ in 2015, and now this full blown sacrifice to the darkside with Eartaker.
In eight pieces the trio churn up charred ground in the no-person’s-gulf between sludge metal, Japanese noise and mutant dance music, swarming between the strangulated vocals and noxious noise of ‘Our Possession’ and the drop-forge percussion of ‘Nue’, before unbleashignt he radioactive force of ‘Killing Stone’ and pulling up tho more expansive, mutant, acidic terrain with Dojo-ji Temple’ and the escalating terror of ‘Black Mound’.
For fearless followers of Senyawa, The Body, Nick Klein, or Shapednoise, this one’s unmissable.