Boomkat Product Review:
‘Hopes Of Failure’ is the unrelenting, mammoth-riffed Thrill Jockey debut from crushing doom trio Aseethe.
"Aseethe’s unrelenting slow doom is often compared to drone music because of its core repetitions. This distinctly non-metal approach combined with harsh vocals and unusual samples gives Aseethe a unique voice among metal’s boundary pushers.
On ‘Hopes Of Failure’ the Iowa band’s primary influences of doom and drone share a similar ethos but rarely do they converge with as much restraint and patience, drawing on inventive sound sources and distorted, just enough, to add some sludge. Aseethe is the direction that heavy music is moving in.
Since the band’s inception, Aseethe has been dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a heavy band. Their pummelling and extended pieces are as enveloping as a drive through the Iowa cornfields of their home. Their drone influence and the dark lenses through which they view the world are a confluence of ingredients that are at once deliberate, devastating and exhilarating.
Recently Aseethe have toured with the likes of Hell, Fister and UN. Aseethe, while up to now a secret to the larger music world, have long been a favourite of inventive heavy artists. They have played regionally with Yob, Converge, The Body, SUMAC, Thou, Horseback and Inter Arma, to
name a few."