DEMO EP REVIEW
1. KING ME
|From the outset
Jahsoma attack. There are no ambiguities
involved here, power and vigour are the underlying attributes that confront you to your
face, flanked by serious passion and emotion it is a formidable wall of sound that is
guaranteed to induce your mood into change - be it by force or by sentiment.
Four moments of inspiration are presented here to absorb and Jahsoma provide an intensity thats like placing your face into a blast furnace. But its not just about being brutal, they manage to create an atmosphere that isnt just bludgeoning and murderous but also majestic and graceful. Imagine the intensity and elegance of Mahumodo combined with the brute force and persistence of Will Haven, then maybe youll get close to what is experienced here.
This band plays tighter than a camels arse in a sandstorm and at times with overwhelming emotion, building to crescendos of intense heaviness and then stripping away the crudities with melody that compliment so well it hurts. Throwing in an occasional eastern ambience and expertly mixing the light with the shade, there is a landslide of powerful heaviness being unleashed but with the ability of directing it exactly where they wish it to go.
If these blokes dont get recognised for this sensational debut then there just aint no justice in this shitty world. God only knows what they must be like live, but that will be an experience just too good to miss
Rigsby (19th March, 2003)