Seventh Hundredth Unicorn are a two-piece band from Milton Keynes, UK. They claim to make "heavy rock", influenced by bands like Black Sabbath, Neurosis, Mastodon and Isis. Personally, after listening to this album a few times, I'd change "heavy" into "massive' and "rock" into "sludge" because that's exactly what you get on this debut: massive sludge metal with a thick wall of noise, pummeling drums and brutal screams. I know very little sludge doom fans who can resist that recipe.
The album opens with 'Our Worlds Collide', immediately throwing in elements from doom, sludge metal, hardcore and noise rock. It sounds as if someone is screaming at you while you crawl through a thick puddle of mud, broken glass and barbed wire, a military drill with a sergeant who can't stand your ass. In that aspect, and in the category "best songtitles", 'Jesus Was My Age, When He got Nailed' is one of my favorites.
Sometimes, the tempo goes up, bringing a bit of a punk attitude to the already bloody melee. Even more, there's grunge riffs to be found, and some furious blackened passages as well. Alice In Chains meets Isis meets Conan in 'Death Of Glory In The Serpent's Eye' or Rise Against meets Neurosis in 'Rule Of The Mob', or something like that. I guess you'd have a decent idea about how punishing and brutal this album is, a decent enough idea to buy this thing. So go ahead...