Raised on Doom, Noise and Punk with a crusty edge BELLROPE still remain far from what you usually expect from a band riding ritualistic riffery. Political responsibility comes with their sounds and clear statements are embedded within. Hailing from suburban areas in Southern Germany BELLROPE have earned merits with their predecessor band BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS throughout the international D.I.Y./ squat scene.
‘You Must Relax’ is BELLROPE’s first album, spanning 5 songs over more than 54 minutes. Starting off with a somewhat massage of your eardrums to make you ready for the following, like some good orange habanero slices stimulate the synapses of your tongue to make the main dishes taste so much more intense. This main dish will be served in the tonal equivalent of the track ‘Old Overholt’ paying tribute to the iconic rye whiskey which is a regular acolyte in the BELLROPE touring van. The call-out ‘You Must Relax’ is a verbatim order, before ‘TD 200’ marks another climax, carried by dueling vocals by Arne Heesch and Yvonnne Ducksworth of the mighty TREEDEON. ‘CBD/ Hereinunder’ wraps it up with long repetitive trance-inducing riffage that you just plainly don’t want to end. Ever.