Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: Naam Record New Jams in a Cabin in the Woods
Before there were blogs there were these things called magazines, and the only metal magazine we still get excited about reading every month is Decibel. Here’s managing editor Andrew Bonazelli…
My friends don’t ask me to go camping anymore—they know I hate the woods and will say something annoying and condescending about their stupid plans. I will gladly visit the forest on celluloid—Surviving the Game, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, most Friday the 13ths before Jason occupied Manhattan/outer space—but detest and fear it as a real-life destination. So, that probably makes me not the ideal person to talk up the latest Converse x Decibel short, in which heavy psych dudes Naam record new jams in a cabin in the woods (no Mermen appear, WTF). Frank Lemke would have something more profane and idiotically hilarious to say about the six-minute clip, but until he coughs out the next “Slow, Deep and High” in our reviews section, you’re stuck with citified, snobby old me.
All that said, this installment is far from whoa, maaaaaan hippie dipshitttery. Naam collectively recount witnessing a mysterious “football shape” materialize over a treeline. Yeah, the insinuation is that they saw a UFO, but their earnest interpretation of the event speaks to the heart of their music, their engrossing fascination with the fear of the unknown. It explains what’s made the Brooklynites’ small but acclaimed Tee Pee catalog so captivating to varied audiences. Ingest your illicit substance of choice and get down with the fire in the sky.
The February 2013 issue of Decibel features Ghost, Sepultura, Carcass, an awesome Evoken flexi disc, and is on sale here. But why not just get a full subscription to to ensure that you never an issue?