DON'T DISTURB MY CIRCLES
Filth. That's the first word that popped in to my head when the first abrasive notes of this glorious EP flew into my ears. The EP actually begins with some ominous keyboards, the sound of fire, and single-note piano strokes, before feedback enters the fray. I nearly spat out my coffee.
DDMC have been going since 2009, and have released a couple of EPs, an album, and a split in that time. Not exactly prolific, then. They've toured with some pretty big names, though (Sepultura, Obituary), and I imagine their live shows are nothing short of incendiary; I don't fancy the moshpit much at my age.
Musically, they're all over the place. I can hear bits of Sepultura (especially in the discordant leads), Gallows (in the general hardcore attitude), and Voivod in some of the more oblique chords used. It's a great combination, which only falls down slightly during the cleanly sung parts (Joćo Coelho has a wicked set of harsh vocal pipes but struggles with a clean range). These are fleeting, though, so you can easily gloss over them. My only real complaint is that the EP was over so quick (it's about 11 minutes long). I was getting into the vibes so intently that the end came as a bit of a shock. I span it a few times, but I was always left wanting more. Kudos, too, to the rest of the group. The playing is super tight, and the arrangements are never dull.
DDMC have released one of the most urgent and satisfying (if all too brief) pieces of music I've heard this year. I'm certainly going to check out their other releases.
Review by Steve Cowan
29th Sept 2018
1) Rotten and Pleased
2) Devil's Shoes
4) Self Inflicted Solipsism
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
"DDMC have released one of the most urgent and satisfying (if all too brief) pieces of music I've heard this year."