The slow dying of the Great Barrier Reef

by Bismuth

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Dave Aftandilian
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Dave Aftandilian Our doom rises slowly, by millimeters. We are drowning in our own filth, yet we neither see nor smell it. Light once brilliantly effulgent now trickles wanly, sickly, brown and filthy. The creatures of earth and sky and sea raise their voices in a tortured lament, but we cannot hear it, our ears filled with the siren song of wealth. Now it is our turn to scream, but there will be none left to hear us after all this excruciating, slowly eroding dying.
Marl Muck
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Marl Muck What I love about drone/doom eco-metal that Bismuth captures perfectly is the ability to convey geologic time. Somehow in 30+ minutes you get a sense of permanence and slow-moving physical processes so by the time all hell breaks loose it has the impact and urgency that it should and that visceral feeling of “OH SHIT!” Favorite track: The slow dying of the Great Barrier Reef.
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Albino This is something else, beyond the frontier.
Jan Herc
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Jan Herc The best sludge/doom album of 2018. Atmospheric dark piece of art! Favorite track: The slow dying of the Great Barrier Reef.
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simon this slow sprawling noisescape slowly unveils it's terrifying and epic mass. Favorite track: The slow dying of the Great Barrier Reef.
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Weltschmerz 06:21


released November 2, 2018

Recorded by Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studios, UK - December 2017
Mastered by James Plotkin -

Artwork by Ross D Mckendrick

Drums - Joe Rawllings
Bass, vocals, synth - Tanya Byrne

Released to vinyl by Dry Cough Records ( , Rope or Guillotine ( and Medusa Crush Recordings (

Release onto cassette by Tartarus Records (


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Tanya - bass, synth & vocals
Joe - drums


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