11 August 2011

DEPRESSOR


One of the more mysterious Bay Area bands of the '90s, DEPRESSOR rarely made their way onto a stage, but their cassette releases have weathered the years better than most. Primarily a one man project, DEPRESSOR took influences from AMEBIX, GODFLESH, NEUROSIS and molded them like clay into something that was not derivative, but still familiar. 1995's self titled demo could be a long lost MINISTRY session, dark and pounding electronic simplicity, while 1997's Grace is more in line with the AMEBIX/AXEGRINDER worship that the band is more known for. Both demos are included on this tape (and therefore in this download), continuing my week long homage to the city in which I reside.



8 comments:

NO BEAST SO FIERCE said...

I was in contact with Chris for a while about ten years back and he kept promising to send these to me!! Ive been waiting a long time for them and now they come from an unlikely place.Thank you!!
And theres something wrong with the file!!!ARGH!!

the wizard said...

Glad to help....and though the file downloaded with no problems, it has been re-zipped and re-uploaded as a precaution. Try again, and get your dark crust on.

the_wire_unwinds said...

hi there. first great blog,second what an amazing band!! rocking all over the place. ahh do u have any lyrics? thnx!

joel said...

saw these guys @ the CW in 98 or so, got a 7" at the time (with a cover of largactyl!). hadnt ever heard the demos, though - kinda like the godfleshy angle they come from.

The Evil Eye said...

Fuck yeah, listening to these right now. Cool to hear the songs that Chris left off of that collection CD he was passing around for a while. There is apparently another demo from 1998 where Depressor does a GISM cover. Wish I had that one!

art opener said...

awe man all these words got me excited but the link isn't working for me...

Anonymous said...

You're crazy - link works, songs are SICK!! Always heard about this band, kvlt before kvlt was a word. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'm really falling in love with this industrial-tinged sludge/crust feeling of this album (and a few others by Depressor). Anyone got any other suggestions in the genre? I know Godflesh comes close to this, but..Yeah.