Ektomorph – Black Flag
When I first saw the name Ektomorf, it conjured images of a Saturday morning cartoon surrounding the adventures of a shape shifting ghost and his friends out solving mysteries…as cool and fun as that sounds though, Ektomorf is actually a self-described “Neo-Trash” band from Hungary, who, after releasing the excellent acoustic album, “The Acoustic” earlier this year, return with their tenth studio effort, “Black Flag.”
I’ve known about this band for a few years now but I had yet to hear their music until now, but based on “Black Flag”, Ektomorf is pretty bad ass. The music hear is a full on trash with a pretty heavy Sepultura influence. They incorporate acoustic and ambient pieces in the intros and interludes, but when it hits, it hits hard, knocking you on your ass. Like all great trash, it’s angry and full of rage and singer Zoltán Farkas obviously has some demons to exercise. With 14 tracks and a run time of around 50mins, this is a fairly tight record with little filler, the one interlude offering a nice break from the onslaught.
Lately, I haven’t been in the mood for trash but something about this record just clicked with me, I really like it and any fan of aggressive music should too.