Tag Archive: Towering Filth
Not too long ago, we pointed you in the direction of the one man blackened sludge project Towering Filth and the debut free EP, Encircled By Wolves. Personally, I loved the EP and told Towering Filth mastermind Matt Koch that if he finished another song and wanted to put it out, we’d premiere it. Lo and behold, he was already hard at work at new music, and sent us “I am Consequence,” hot off the presses. You can listen to this dirty son of a bitch below.
Towering Filth brings together the disparate influences from bands such as The Abominable Iron Sloth, Neurosis, Wolves in the Throne Room, Krallice, and Devil Sold His Soul. The murky atmosphere, throaty distorted vocals, and violent riffs should sit well among listeners of grind, black metal, doom, sludge, and hardcore. If you haven’t checked out Encircled by Wolves yet, you need to get on it right away. You can stream it over at Bandcamp and download it for free via Mediafire.
One man bedroom projects are a dime a dozen these days, and while I sing the praises of many independent musicians producing their own music, sometimes things get a bit homogeneous. Fortunately, today’s example of top-notch bedroom musicianship that graced the Heavy Blog inbox comes in the way of Matt Koch’s project Towering Filth, which pulls from different influences altogether. Mitch (known around these parts as Dethcaek, who NEVER FUCKING POSTS) gave it a listen and said it sounded like “blackviolence,” which isn’t exactly a stretch—Matt does cites bands like The Abominable Iron Sloth, Unsane, Neurosis, Krallice, and Wolves in the Throne Room as influences. Even if this doesn’t sound like your type of music, you should give Towering Filth’s three-track EP Encircled by Wolves a listen below! I certainly dig it and can’t wait to see what else what else is in store from Towering Filth in the future.