Gnaw's new EP, Barking Orders, is out today on Sleeping Giant Glossolalia.
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“The welcome return of New York’s grisliest chunderers takes the form of a four track trawl through the underbelly of the city. Alan Dubin... still has one of the most horrified and horrifying voices ever to disgrace these ears.”
"Alan Dubin knows something about making extreme music. As the vocalist of long-running abstract doom terrorists Khanate, he screamed and howled like a tortured animal snared in an endless nightmare. His current project Gnaw specializes in a similarly avant-garde mix of metal and noise, and its forthcoming EP, 'Barking Orders,' due January 31st via Sleeping Giant Glossolalia, pulls no punches."
"What’s always been impressive about Dubin’s voice is his ability to channel its extremities. To be sure, those extremities are often simply unleashed, as unearthly, withering shrieks and howls. But when the lyrics count, he somehow renders them with complete clarity, all while never compromising the unhinged edge of his performance... 'Barking Orders' seems alarmed by how the most human of all creations, the city’s built space, has become so inhospitable to and unendurable for so many, many humans. It’s a question worth asking. Gnaw don’t provide answers, but their songs pitch the problem at the right levels of savagery and misery."
"The creeping, turbulent experience that is NYC's Gnaw has manifested itself for a good chunk of the decade both live and on assorted labels; the latest, 'Barking Orders,' out January 31st on Sleeping Giant Glossolalia, continues the darkly cinema of unsettling electronics, slothcrawl doom riffage and the undeniable skincrawl caterwaul of vokillist Alan Dubin."
"New York-based Gnaw produce the kind of brutalizing listening experience that just can’t be achieved without coloring outside the lines of genre rules. They’ve been producing their metal/industrial/noise mash-up since 2009, and their latest EP, Barking Orders, shows they definitely have not lost their edge... This is truly challenging music."
–No Clean Singing
"The rock-solid cred of blood-curdling vocalist Alan Dubin as a pillar of extreme-music is indisputable. Dubin’s six-feet-under howls and screams in the legendary Khanate is cemented in the avant doom-metal annals... On its just-released face-melting EP, Barking Orders (Sleeping Giant Glossolalia/SGG), Gnaw’s deconstruction of noise music, metal, and drone is a monolithic beast on the most brutal of scales."