Two adjectives jump almost immediately at me from my speakers after pressing the play button for Unremittance, and these words have settled down comfortably in my head by the end of the album... 'unrelenting' and 'uncompromising'....
Unremittance is the debut album of the four piece band Teeth, based out of Los Angeles/CA. Its seven songs radiate an uncompromising self confidence, a self confidence that shows in every detail of the very distinct and individual way they mix elements.
This is basically sludgy, doomy death metal seasoned with some pinches of HC and post metal. The tight and well written songs are charged with hate and rage, misery and despair spit back into the world unrelentingly violent, heavy and dissonant, executed with precision and passion.
The vocals are often screamed and/or growled, but both rather guttural and low pitched, still there’s a definite HC vibe to them. “Djenty” chords and slightly post metal sounding ambient melodies, at times create spy movie soundtrack like dramatic tension and exciting tempo changes, … everything builds into a dynamic, terrifying, bleak atmosphere. The lyrics add even more uneasiness, to say the least.
Unremittance is an amazing debut album unrelenting, uncompromising and most of all already unmistakably Teeth.
The song "To Dream is to Suffer" is featured on The Wicked Lady Show 79