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This one feels off-kilter, like it’s always about to tip over and crush the listener.
…the band I most think of in comparison to Barrel Bones is one of my favorites, namely The Gaslight Anthem.
Like a serpent slithering forth from some dark corner, Scar Echoes crawls forth, reptilian and threatening.
Listening to these eight tracks requires a willingness to enter a harsh world, but the payoff is worth it.
…an entrancing, yet murky doomed out death metal sound, as if some horror of hell has managed to crawl forth from the sewers and is now hunting for flesh.
The groove entrances you, even as instruments are added, key changes happen, and the vocals embed themselves into your brainstem.
The albums that hit you this hard are few and far between, but the Finnish trio give us another worthy entry.
…we are back and this time we are not going to make any discounts to our fuck off attitude to the shitty masses and their trends.
When combining these components, you are left with a very unsettling, nauseating template to lay some vocals on.
Without moonshine, nothing of these would be possible…hehehe…
The sun can kill us with its deadly UV rays. Good thing our destination is The Starless Kingdom.
This is a perfect summer black metal album that doesn’t drain the light, nor does it run towards the sun. Enjoy, my fellow homo sapiens!
The first three songs wrap together like fingers into a fist to strike with thought-provoking potency. If they were a single, it should have been nominated for a Juno or a Pulitzer.
If I were to have more children (I’m not), bits of the album would probably be embedded in their DNA.
Perhaps we could call this atmospheric OSDM, but the atmosphere is one of blackest horror.
With veins of droning terror running throughout, The Wretched Sermon is a riff-filled manifestation of brutality.
As I sit here and listen to this masterpiece a bazillionth time, I realize I still have no idea how to write about it, but as they say, I’m willing to give it the old college try.
The grooving rhythms will have you bopping your head while you wait for the bartender to pour you another. Interesting riffs keep the party going, while you find yourself singing along with Father W’s strong clear voice throughout. Dead End is a party you don’t want to miss!
Basically take parts of those two bands, a little hardcore, a little jazz, the dissonant sensibilities of Diskord or Replicant and you might be in the right wheelhouse.
Death metal with a grindy sound, but not the grind speed. Nasty riffs that I’m pretty sure could actually cut you if you listen too closely. A nice mid-paced groove that gets the ole noggin’ banging. What’s not to like?
Pain and grief walk hand in hand to draw the listener deep into a shattered psyche. Swamp Suicide is an engrossing listen, rich in spirit, disturbing during a deep listen.
Death And The Twilight Hours was released through 20 Buck Spin on May 20th, 2022, and can be found on multiple listening platforms and in various formats. Make sure to check out the album and the label.
…as far as lyrics go and actions and different causes that you might help, you must keep progressing and learning.
Passenier doesn’t just sing the lines…he sweats them, breathes them, bleeds them.