Very dark, very raw, technical and merciless, No Sun in San Francisco aren’t an American band, but a Swiss one and most of their debut album was recorded far away from the sunlight, down in an anti-nuclear shelter lost somewhere in Switzerland’s countryside. Without hanging tags, their sounds like a sick mixture of Neurosis, Isis, Converge, Cult of Luna and Meshuggah.
This new post-everything, but metal rooter scene it’s growing pretty fast, getting bigger and the Swiss scene seems to be one of the strongest. Impossible to label them, to define a genre, No Sun in San Francisco get inspired from the raw and contorted black metal butcheries up to complex and technical extreme metal, and form psychedelic and progressive flavors to shogazer contemplations. Unpolished, furious grinding to the ground passages are followed by quiet, still dark, but strangely beautiful, calm passages only to explode again with killer riffs and blood spitting deadly vocals.
Formed in Lausanne by Juan Pablo, Bruno Allaki, Etienne Ducommun, Bruno Cetrangolo & Raul Bortolotti (also in Kruger), No Sum in San Ffrancisco
Can listen the whole album at the Domino Media Agency’s SoundCloud page – unfortunately, for now at least, the embed option it’s disabled. Fortunately, find two tracks at the band’s page as well – no better promotion then offer the public something to chew (with their ears, obviously).
This is a very gloomy, even depressive journey, definitively not recommended for suicidals, but it’s also an inspired, colorful and smartly build up, layered and flavored album, an impressive debut and pointing to a quite promise full future.