Of all the bands that uphold the Ross Bay Cult tradition, I have never found Swiss Eggs Of Gomorrh very convincing. Throughout their career, they always came across as a bit forced, where many other bands actually manage to evoke an honest and authentic evil sound and atmosphere. After listening to this second full-length album, I haven’t really been able to change my mind.
Whereas many bands in this particular genre still try to make something of their riffs and conjure a certain dark and oppressing atmosphere, however chaotic and uncultivated, this does not seem to have been exactly the thinking with which these Swiss were operating. Without wishing to sound rude or unkind, this sounds a bit like a band of a bunch of young guys who don’t actually play an instrument, but enjoy making as much noise as possible. The only thing that betrays that these are (possibly) musicians is the fact that they stop and start again at regular intervals simultaneously. Therefore, the sparse moments when the band throttles down a bit, it sounds a bit more uncluttered and gives some room to breathe. The song ‘Haterape Oblivion’ is a good example of this.
Although I quite like a dose of (un)controlled chaos, I continue to find Eggs Of Gomorrh rather unconvincing and unsatisfying. For the duration of a few songs this is still quite enjoyable, but a full album (even if it only lasts 35 minutes) is still quite a task to sit through.