Posts Tagged ‘pitchfork’
Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
For more than six minutes, ‘We Wield the Spear of Longinus’ is an excellent and elemental doom metal anthem. Fronted by Primordial frontman Nemtheanga, the new trio Dread Sovereign buttresses a long, arching theme with waves of bass and drums that exaggerate the tension between the long notes and the wide rests. Nemtheanga plays the part of Longinus, the mythical soldier who lanced Christ on the cross, selling it both with his harrowing lyrical accounting and the grim triumph apparent in his arching tone. It’s nothing new, but it’s massive enough to be compelling.
Just when the song begins to fade into the distance, though, the trio picks up the tempo and recoils the riff, rushing headlong into a terrific solo and an exultant coda. “Submit to the will of Satan”, he repeats, shouting with victorious glee. The slow ride to this sudden climax makes the payoff that much more convincing. Dread Sovereign willl make their live debut next weekend at the Roadburn Festival, where they’ll also release their first 12”, Pray to the Devil in Man, on Roadburn Records.
Continue reading: Dread Sovereign: “We Weild the Spear of Longinus” | Tracks | Pitchfork
Posted on Friday, March 29th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: In September 2011, grindcore band Call of the Void, then known as Ironhorse, played a show at the Sundown Saloon in their hometown of Boulder, Col., along with Denver’s Speedwolf. To the University of Colorado students present at the bar to down cheap Old Style and ...read more
Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: It’s the first law of indie-rock: Every grungy, guitar-powered act– from Dinosaur Jr. to Titus Andronicus– eventually goes a little Crazy Horse, gradually easing their squalling sludgefeasts into a classic-rock comfort zone. I just didn’t expect it to happen so soon for the Men. Over the ...read more
Posted on Friday, March 1st, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: Mount Moriah is a real college town band– though not in the pejorative sense. The band formed from a record counter friendship between singer Heather McEntire and guitarist Jenks Miller at the since-shuttered Schoolkids Records, on the University of North Carolina campus. On the band’s rootsy, ...read more
Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: In an industrial area 40 minutes north of Amsterdam lives a 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist with a Brian Jones haircut. Jacco Gardner‘s home is called the Shadow Shoppe Studio, and there, he creates music that hearkens back to the studio wizards of the 1960s: Brian Wilson, Van Dyke ...read more
Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2013
Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based co-ed quartet whose debut album (CVI) landed on Best of 2012 lists from Decibel, Pitchfork, Spin, Revolver and the Village Voice, premiere their video for Blue via Pitchfork or watch the clip below. The clip comes as news of the band’s first European tour is confirmed. ...read more
Posted on Sunday, December 9th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: I’m slightly ashamed to say that, until earlier this year, I’d more or less written off Italy’s Forgotten Tomb as a gothy clone of the Swedish black metallers Shining. It took seeing a spellbinding live performance in Germany and the arrival of their latest album to ...read more
Posted on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Go on stage and behind the scenes with Michael Gira and Swans in Pitchfork.tv’s new documentary (directed by Jim Larson).
Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: Something about A List of the Burning Mountains makes me want to describe it as Oneida getting back to basics. The problem is I’m not sure exactly what “basics” would mean in the context of the Brooklyn band’s vast sonic universe. Through a dozen albums in ...read more
Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: Early Graves have had it hard. Coping with the loss of a bandmate, especially one as full of youth and vitality as their late vocalist Makh Daniels, seems like an insurmountable mountain to climb, and yet, these San Francisco boys have done their damnedest to overcome ...read more