22 January 2021
on cassette and digital formats
Flood Peak made their entrance in 2016 as outsiders, but their monolithic, gloom-ridden blackened post/sludge started to spread steadily through word of mouth and live shows. Swallowing elements from different extreme and experimental music territories, their impenetrable wall of sonic filth encompasses a mix of chaotic and droning riffs, creatively frantic drums, sparsely raw vocals, and monstrous basslines.
2018’s debut album, Plagued by Sufferers, saw Flood Peak anchoring their dismal cruise in an anemic wasteland. Reaping accolades from the critics and the fans alike, this opus compelled the Oregon sludge merchants to play more gigs and craft new tunes.
With the upcoming EP, Fixed Ritual, Flood Peak is ready to spread their absurd, disfigured, and desolated anthems to the minds and ears of all who cross its path. The five-track mini-album is not a mere extension to their debut; it’s a shift to a more dissonant and avant trajectory, a foreboding occurrence that frames vulnerability and negativity. Lyrically, this recording focuses primarily on mental and emotional states and the scarcely woven threads that seemingly hold it all together. Each song gradually progresses in aching slow motion and turns into more massive and more dangerous over time — without lacking variety.
Peter Layman – Guitar/Vocals
Pierre Carbuccia Abbott – Bass
David Fylstra – Drums
Recorded by Eric Leavell at Husk Recording in Portland, OR.
Mixed by Mike McClatchey at Underland Studio in Oakland, CA.
Mastered by Zach Weeks at God City Studio in Salem, MA.
Additional sounds on “Way of the Sea” by Mike McClatchey.
Artwork and photos by Dylan Garrett Smith (dylangarrettsmith.com).
– Anima Recordings –