Boomkat Product Review:
Gird thine loins for this lurching attack from the darkside via James Welburn and The Necks' drummer, Tony Buck. Taking on Mick Harris, Swans and Justin K Broderick at their own game, 'Hold' wields some of the heaviest drums and drone thunder we've heard this year, matching the might of Buck's percussive brawn with apocalypse-baiting low-end surge and face-filleting clouds of guitar/synth distortion. "Hailing from the UK, but located in both Berlin, Germany, and Lillehammer, Norway, Welburn has followed the path to catch the perfect drone, playing an abundance of underground drone and noise sets in Berlin and Norway. This can be heard on Hold, though set in an impressively produced setting closer to a 2010's-era Swans record than the raw noise of those early live shows. It's hard to label the album too much in one style, as it shifts and turns into parts inspired by everything from shoegaze to black metal, all set in a state of endless repetition." Recommended!