Known for the trash metal boom of the ’80’s, San Francisco has since become an often overlooked metal scene. But when you have a band like Nero Order creating their unique brand of visceral doom metal you better pay attention. Champions of the DIY ethos, Nero Order’s “The Tower” is a completely self-funded and self-released album of 4 mind-crunching and sludge-faced doom metal that heralds to the days of old school Neurosis. Believing in the art of metal and not to eek out a profit, the band is sharing “The Tower” as a free download. So, download it, listen to it, and head on over to their Facebook page and let them know what you think of their elephantine rhythms, expansive and tragic melodies, moody and severe vocals, their simultaneously abrasive and consonant, dynamic, cacophonous sound that is academic in scope and violent in delivery.
“For I am I: ergo, the truth of myself; my own sphinx, conflict, chaos, vortex—asymmetric to all rhythms, oblique to all paths. I am the prism between black and white: mine own unison in duality.” – Austin Osman Spare