Teorema is also an Mexican duo, formed in 2013. Seemingly they have quite a similar goal as the strange visitor in that movie. With this crushing album, they confuse, awe and mesmerize the unsuspecting audience. These guys take the whole to a completely new level. Violence, aggression and noise are the main ingredients for this little gem.
The band claims to be influenced by bands like Eyehategod, Melvins, Godflesh, Neurosis and Corrupted but it feels more like their main influence is modern society with its hatred, religion, corruption and other malignant aspects that piss us off. No wonder that there is a massive nihilistic wall of noise filling the air, way too brutal for a lesser experienced music fan. Let's go over the list of genres that these guys have blended.
First of all, there is sludge metal with its thick, downtuned and fierce riffs. Some of the riffs and the majority of the vocals remind me of death metal while the overall sound comes very close to extreme noise rock. Often the blast beats show a blackened element but you can find just as much drones and harsh ambient sounds in there. Finally, there is a touch of folk music with clean(ish) guitars and a massive hardcore punk attitude.
Yet, whatever these guys throw into their music, they will always assault you with their harsh, raw and gnawing sound. Play this loud enough and I'm certain that at least one of your lungs will collapse, if not your entire self-image and everything you feel is good and just in our society. Songs like 'Karma', 'Spiritual Madness' or 'Times Of Sin' are simply brutal pieces of work, regardless of genre boundaries.
So do I recommend it? Hell yeah I do. Perhaps I shouldn't recommend it to every fan of heavy and punishing music out there, since I know for a fact that some people simply can't handle this level of sonic violence. Yet, let's recommend it anyway and let natural selection do the rest. There are too many people anyway. By the way, there's always the stunning 'Fuegos fatuos', which reminds me of Sepultura's 'Kaiowas'. Love it.