Consular's debut seven-inch is limited to 500 copies, the first 100 of which are pressed on purple vinyl (a nice touch, though the cover is photocopied). The A-side features the downtempo crawler "Breathe in the Black Water," which plods along at an almost nonexistent speed with molasses-thick guitar and drums that hit harder as the song builds, culminating in a monstrous, ear-bashing finale. The B-side contains "Broodwich," a more chaotic foray, if you can imagine that. There's no fake metal here simply crushing riffs and brutal vocals. Overall, Consular's debut is impressive. The band's currently touring the States and has a full-length (and more singles) planned for the next 12 months. The aural beatings will continue then. For now, check out www.myspace.com/consular.