Oxx was born in a junction of metal, modern composition and improvised music. All three members had previously been active on the Danish metal and avant-garde scene concomitantly, and Oxx was formed as an attempt to bridge the gap between these seemingly disparate genres. Since then the band have run the gamut from math-core through noise and drone, finally arriving at the complex and multi-facetted sound they have today.
On their first record “S/T”, Oxx joined forces with revered metal producer Steve Evetts, known for his work with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die and a multitude of others. S/T represents Oxx at their most disciplined: tight composition and unflinching adherence to complexity and dissonance blur the lines between chaos and order, pitch and white noise. One critic summed up the record thus:
“ Oxx puts the listener on a serious test, but if one dares surrender to the sonic maelstrom the experience will be therapeutically healing.”
Thomas Bjørnsted – Jyllands Posten
Since S/T Oxx have added radically different elements to their sound. Repetition, drones and free-soundscapes constitute an incrementally growing share of the band’s sound. Vocals give the sound a human, albeit thoroughly uncivilized, focal point. Oxx’ latest record, Bury The Ones We Love And Burn The Rest, was recorded partly during a series of concerts with Italian avant-metal pioneers Zu, and partly in the studio, and produced by Klaus “Q” Hedegaard(Beta Satan, The Malpractice). Though the sound of BTOWLABTR shares a consanguinity with metal it rejects the confines of style and genre instead opting for heterogeneous and dissonant combinations of instruments and expressions. Saxophone and synthesizers contribute on equal terms with guitars and feedback, as incessantly aggressive drumming and howling battle for prominence.
released October 1, 2015
Artwork by Søren Sol
Mixed by Klaus Q
Mastered at ET Mastering