The newly formed Dirty Filthy Records have chosen wisely for their first release and set the bar high for themselves which is exactly how it should be. Cegvera are the type of band that are going to appeal to so many people because they tick so many boxes, Post Rock, Heavy Psych, Stoner and Doom are all present but non take over, keeping you guessing rather than predicting what is coming next.
Cegvera (Spanish for blindness) hail from Bristol, home of so many great bands that I often wonder what they put in the water down there. Opener ‘Centralia’ kicks things off in fine fashion and yeah it takes off with a Sabbathy approach but with a more Post Rock feel, this had me thinking of more bands such as ‘Pelican‘ (who’s Australasia album is just epic) and ‘Russian Circles‘. It is the following track ‘Igula’ where the band start to come into their own, with a news clip highlighting the issues surrounding the Mexican border. It this political element that give the band the edge over their contemporaries, this all too brief EP delves into the darker side of the human psyche. The music becomes a bit of a soundtrack for the worlds current political climate and let’s face if you are going name one of your tracks ‘Mosul’ you’re going to have to deliver, which they do, in spades.
Cegvera have made a very realised effort to lift themselves above the crowd and it has worked. This is the first time I’ve come across them but rest assured, I’ll be keeping an eye on them from now on. Available online at ‘name your price’. It will be released in CD format on the much respected LSDR records and 12″ Vinyl (Dirty Filthy Records) on the 10th of November of 2017.