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"Hey, you got your Sabbath-y math rock in my Neurosis-esque epic doom-sludge!
Well, you got your Neurosis-esque epic doom-sludge in my Sabbath-y math rock!
Shades of the infamous walkman crash Reeses Peanut Butter Cups commercial of the 1980s, this is how I imagine the first encounter between members of The Ditch and the Delta must have gone down.
But even if that is totally off base, there is nonetheless serious magic in the air on the Salt Lake City band's auspicious debut EP We Rust."
-Decibel Magizine

"From Gypsyblood Records comes We Rust, the debut EP from Salt Lake City, UT trio The Ditch and The Delta—featuring former Parallax members Elliot Secrist (guitar/vocals) and Charles Bogus (drums) alongside bassist/vocalist Kory Quist. Expect four tracks in about 20 minutes of dark, riff-centric sludge with math rock-ish quirks in the timing and structure of the riffs that avoids the usual trappings such as excessive feedback or overly long songs that emphasize repetitive, plodding drones. The burly dual vocal attack with one voice slightly higher than the other is very reminiscent of Neurosis in its presentation of shouting/yelling with vague hints of singing, and there are musical similarities as well—but certainly more stripped down and straightforward."
Read the whole review at noecho.net

"Over the past couple year’s one band in particular has been making a buzz in Salt Lake City and that band is Subrosa. The Ditch and the Delta is another such band from the same city that is up to the challenge of following in their footsteps. The band consists of Elliot Secrist (Guitar / Vocals), Charles Bogus (Drums) and Kory Quist (Bass / Vocals) and plays a sludgy doom that incorporates many different influences such as noise music and progressive metal. One may hear early Melvins or Eyehategod one minute and the next hear Intronaut or even Pure era Godflesh sounds coming from their headphones. Think of a cake with many layers and the icing on top is filled with heavy industrial vibes.
On the first song the band uses some heavy sludge riffs and combines it with some technical song writing filled with a couple different time signatures. Next add in some nice shouted harsh vocals aka “Meshuggah vox” and you might say that would sound out of place, but the band combines these styles without skipping a beat. Later on, with songs like “We Rust” one might enjoy a post-rock or metal intro similar to any great Neurosis song and later headbang along to another hypnotic riff that leads into a fusion of say the Atlas Moth meets Fugazi.
During the song “Four Spectres” one might describe sounds as ringing doom that crumbles into industrial noise and a midsection change of pace that pulsates and pulls the pace of the song up then down and all over different dimensions. The track also has a thunderous ripping bass sound accompanied by rhythmic drums and very personal subject matter. Lastly the final song “Dead Tongues” finds this band changing speeds a number of times and enlightening the sludge metal fan to some interesting breakdowns and progressive tunes. The powerful vocals and crushing doom are on full display and are aided by lots of echo and sustain.
Overall, this could be considered just the beginning of some great work from a veteran group of musicians that take the music they play seriously. The confidence and skill to create and sound this tight on a first EP should be a blueprint for how future up and coming bands set the stage for continuing down the road of epic powerful sludge music. It should also be noted that this recording was done by none other than Andy Patterson of Subrosa and was mastered at Audio Seige, therefore most fans of this genre can appreciate the confidence in which the songs were created and recorded." -Hell Bound

The Ditch And The Delta debut Ep
cassette tape self released



released February 26, 2015

Elliot Secrist: Guitar/Vocals
Charles Bogus: Drums
Kory Quist: Bass/Vocals

Recorded by Andy Patterson
Mastered by Audio Seige
Art Work By Charles Bogus
Logo by Skyler Chubak
design layout by Jessica Bundy



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The Ditch And The Delta Salt Lake City, Utah

doom that incorporates many different influences such as noise music and progressive metal. One may hear early Melvins or Eyehategod one minute and the next hear Intronaut or even Pure era Godflesh sounds coming from their headphones. -Hellbound

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Track Name: Open Veins
Fists smash earth unceasing, fists smash earth and people
veins are open and bleeding,  veins are open and seeping north.
An open hand turned closed fist, an open hand by design.
Five centuries of antigravity is the route cause.
Track Name: We Rust
Wandering this dead lake alive and awake
our feet caked in dust, we rust, we rust.
Mountain, desert, basin, I don't expect you to know.
Valley, pressure, gravity, my veins are tied to earth and stone.
When the hills are ablaze, the mountains of my home
winter is on its way, I feel it in my bones.
Spring from, live in, return to dust.
Track Name: Four Specters
Dragging four specters, I clutch at straws and carry them in my skin.
Razor edge tribute, excise them. Its your breath on my neck.
They've gained mass, and dictate movements of the living.
Love turned tumor, I can't live for the dead.
Track Name: Dead Tongues
Whores tongues and dead taste.
Testimonies soaked in booze and greasy desperation.
Its all you've got.
Sink, Sink, Drink, Drink.
All you've got is not all there is.
On the bottom you'll be with friends.
On the bottom I'll join you in the way gods chosen end,
death of youthful delusion.