Origin: Boston, Massachusetts, USA  
Genres: Doom Metal
Last update/review: March 31, 2007


This band has nothing to do with the British pop band also known as 5ive, but instead is an intense drone project. On the surface this is pretty simplistic stuff, just a sludgy guitar and drums, nothing more (though a guest vocalist did appear on one release), often lacking in real song structure, and with songs often on the lengthy side, they might come across as monotonous. To some, maybe, as this is not singalong anthemic stuff, and it's not crazy technical metal, but what it is is pretty cool noise that works well in a background sense, or when the listener just wants to lean back and let the groove take over.

One or more of their releases technically list the band name as 5ive's Continuum Research Project, and as such the band is sometimes noted with that as their (new) official name, but apparently that is inaccurate.

Current Members

Ben Carr


Charlie Harrold


Former Members/Guests

Jonah Jenkins

vocals (ex-Only Living Witness)

Jeff Caxide (guest)

bass (ex-Isis, Palms)


2001 Tortuga
  1. Burning Season
  2. Orange
  3. The Baron
  4. Jules Verne's Dream
  5. Bicycle Rider
  6. Cerrado
  • Ben Carr
  • Charlie Harrold

The Telestic Disfracture  
2001 Tortuga
  1. Stockholm Blues
  2. Nitinol
  3. Shark Dreams
  4. Synapse X 3, Part I: Sleep For The Larsen B Shelf
  5. Synapse X 3, Part II: Telluric In Transudate
  6. Synapse X 3, Part III: Comae
  • Jonah Jenkins
  • Ben Carr
  • Charlie Harrold

The Hemophiliac Dream  
2002 Tortuga
  1. The Hemophiliac Dream - Part I
  2. The Hemophiliac Dream - Part II
  • Ben Carr
  • Jeff Caxide
  • Charlie Harrold

Versus  EP
2004 Odd Halo
  1. Soma
  2. Reso-I
  3. Man or Maker...
  • Ben Carr
  • Charlie Harrold

Kid606 vs 5ive (split album)  
2005 Tortuga
  • Ben Carr
  • Charlie Harrold

2008 Tortuga
  1. Gulls
  2. Big Sea
  3. Kettle Cove
  4. Heel
  5. Polar 78
  6. News I
  7. News II
  • Ben Carr
  • Charlie Harrold

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