Batillus – Concrete Sustain - LP
BATILLUS are one of those bands that have been plugging away for a number of years establishing a core of fans. Like some others though, they always gain critical praise without maybe the wider appreciation they deserve. That may change with Concrete Sustain however as they've made their best record yet.
Hailing from Brooklyn NY, BATILLUS initially played down-tuned instrumental doom. The recruitment of Fade Kainer (Vocals, Synth/Noise) added a new dimension, not just his multi-faceted vocals but also the music evolved and mutated. Elements of industrial and electronic influence began to creep into the still heavy doom sound. Furnace was an excellent debut full-length. So, I was keen to hear how they would follow it when news broke of Concrete Sustain.