Release Date: Mar 25, 2016
Record label: Neurot
During a interview about another album his prolific and genre-flouting metal duo The Body had just released, drummer Lee Buford decided he needed to clarify something about the pervasive bleakness of his band’s work: it's "negative, but. . .
The press cycle for The Body’s latest release, No One Deserves Happiness, is heavy on the noise-doom duo’s apparent dissatisfaction with modern metal and their intent to distance themselves from it. In an interview with Fact, Lee Buford hails Top 40 pop and calls modern metal “the worst.” “As far as a genre, there are just so many things I find an issue with that I just don’t want to be associated with it,” he says. It’s not surprising or even weird that a dude who makes incredibly harsh music would dig pop, but The Body’s inherent nihilism also suggests that they would hate the music and scene to which they are often pigeonholed.
The title of The Body/Full Of Hell collaboration makes a promise that the album delivers tenfold. Released on Neurot Recordings, the LP combines murderous grind, nihilistic sludge, and hopeless industrial to create a black hole of despair. This is the antithesis of feel-good music. The Body recently put out No One Deserves Happiness, which finds the sludge emperors exploring harsh industrial in the spirit of Godflesh.
The Body and Full Of Hell — Someday You Will Ache Like I Ache (Neurot Recordings)If there were a genre of music called everyoneisgoingtoburnevenbabies-rock, post-metal production team The Body would be its LA and Babyface. One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache, recorded with Pennsylvania grind core crew Full Of Hell, showcases unfathomably deep bass drops, free-jazz trashcan drum solos and an inhuman scream that surfaces with such regularity it becomes part of the listener’s lexicon. The title’s homage to a Hole lyric will inevitably send a few back to refresh their memory of Courtney Love’s best work, only to return to The Body and realize how cheerful Hole was by comparison.