„Extinct“ is an expedition to extremes – darkness and speed, contrast and vigor, momentum and flow. Convulsif’s fifth album is ever self inventing gloomy rock in the abyss between subgenres: noise, metal, jazz and grindcore. When the band toured in Cuba in 2018, they challenged themselves to never repeat a set. Every night had to be different from the ones before. They switched the order of songs or stepped up the improvised elements, to recreate the moment’s mood in their sinister sound universe. On the album they used their live-skills to play a tight, hypnotic and rich flow that keeps shattering common conceptions of rock music.
Convulsif is a bass (sinister), drums (diabolic), a bass clarinet (vicious) and a violin (fierce). Yes, fierce, don’t let your little sister’s violin lessons trick you, classical instruments have an evil side, this band gives proof. Convulsif is dark and surprisingly addictive. A quartet of mad experimental extremists, Convulsif plays the perfect delirium made from doom, noise, and drone. Nightmarish, repetitive, ritualized. Relentlessly they take possession of your cortex and brand it with their monolithic sound. The band doesn’t fit in pre-established categories with its complex, distinct and intense pieces. Why would you want to do something else if you can listen to Convulsif and go for a little walk in the cemetery with your axe?