released September 23, 2014
All music written by attic
© & ℗ 2014
A space or room just below the roof of a building.
Informal terms for a human head.
Southern Oregon metal band attic lands squarely in a tech, death/avant-garde Venn diagram. attic’s collective head assembles various musical themes; ranging from the analysis of the human condition, to B budget horror movie monsters. While drawing inspiration from the Rogue Valley's seasons, and showcasing more than just an affinity for speed; attic is an amalgam of contrasts - seizing attention with organic rhythms, and dramatic lulls amidst a surging storm of punch-your-teeth-out thrash reminiscent of both modern and early legendary metal contributors.
Thoughts on the album:
"When I talked about trying to maintain a broader view, I mean moments in which the forest corridor spreads sweet whiffs of death. Although soon passing away, but just sow the seeds of rolling, podladěných nipples, which slows white hot chainsaws like the song Deathstorm. Or, Centralia which is committed to stylistic diversity, but her sympathy among more agile driving, preservers with technique. For the completely opposite end of the rope attic pulls in songs Spring or Snow. Long instrumental, epic and beautiful songs are like morning in the hide when fawns show their white asses."
" I was brought up short when I got to 'Spring.' This is not a mournful affair about how all the villagers that died during the winter must now be buried. In fact, it's a downright sunny affair, with lyrics like, 'It's time for spring / prepare for smiles.' Happy springtime smiles? What kind of death metal is this? How can I take this seriously? But then I realized something: How many overly serious (and dare I say 'comical'?) analyses of Satan do I have on my iPod? And raise your hand if you really, truly need some more songs about Chtulhu. The bottom line is this: This album rips hard, so if Attic wants to throw in some April showers and May flowers, I'm O.K. with it... The riffage is catchy, and it varies everywhere between hints to Master of Puppets goodness and proggier affair--check out 'Fall' for examples of both in one song. The band is fantastic at effortless switches between ripping metal and melodicism, as shown in 'Centralia' and 'When Trees Attack.' 'Snow' even offers a nice break as a Russian Circles-esque instrumental tune."
-Justin Collins @ Metal Bandcamp
"Intriguing combination of styles, from intense, slow death metal to punishing old-school thrash. Cool debut from this Oregon band."
"Seasons is tight. The guitar riffs yanked me in and would not let go no matter how much I squirmed. There is something fundamental about attic’s brand of death metal yet they throw in melodically technical atmospheric mind-fucks that will make your ears cream, especially for those of you who like it ruff. That’s just the first four songs, which you can check out here. The album drops on September 23rd as a self-release."
- I.O. Kirkwood @ Metal Descent
"After the first 8 bars I could not stop listening. At the 2nd song I was hooked. songs! REEF! Melodeien! Thrashing! Melancholy! Trallala! Toxic vocals! ! Ideas... These are, as surely noticed while reading, NOT the German MF / King Diamond clones."
- Cthulhu Müller
"2 truc qui roxx : attic - season Bandcamp Je nous fais une fixette sur les ricains de attic et leur black death aux contours progressifs moi en ce moment ... ça devient grave ! Leur batteur doit y être pour quelque chose car il tire la musique du groupe vers le haut et la dynamique rythmique est excellente tout au long de l'album ... les vocaux sont pas mauvais non plus..."
- FaleculA @ Metal Orgie
Otis Blankenship IV - Drums
Christopher Pilcher - Guitars
Nathaniel Tracey - Guitars
Joey Souza - Bass
Jeremy DeGonia - Vocals
Produced by Scotty Gissel
at 23 Below Studios
Producer (Pre-Production) - Rich Psonak
Pre-Production Rehearsal Space Provider - Scott Glenn @ Wolf Pack
Cover Designed by Dennis Park
Band Photographer - Matt Connell
"Iron" Mike Ball