Posts Tagged ‘southern lord’
Posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Salt Lake City-based heavy rock duo Eagle Twin will return to the 20th edition of Roadburn on Thursday, April 9th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, to devastate the vast legions of forward-thinking riff seekers with their incredibly dense progressive-sludge noise.
Eagle Twin merges the talents of guitarist Gentry Densley (of legendary post-hardcore / jazz icons, Iceburn) with the thunderous percussion of Tyler Smith, and their latest opus, The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale, picks up right where the band’s acclaimed debut LP, The Unkindness of Crows, left off. The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale even boasts some of the most mesmerizing and monstrous riff transformations from Eagle Twin to date, and tops it’s predecessor in terms of all-encompassing tone and atmosphere.
Lyrically, the crows documented in the first album have battled the sun and were burned back down to earth as black snakes, which become the thematic center of the new album exploring the various mythic and symbolic incarnations of snakes. Ultimately, the great ancestral snake is transformed from its lowly beginnings back into a bird soaring upon the thermals. Demonstrating the cyclical nature of being.
Tap into in Eagle Twin‘s epic story-telling, and bask in their heavy rituals at Roadburn Festival 2015.
The 20th edition of Roadburn Festival runs from April 9 to 12, 2015 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Get your tickets HERE.
Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from Louder Than War: Sunn O))) can stake a rightful claim to being one of the most important metal bands of our time. Ever since they emerged out of Seattle in 1996 their releases and live shows have become the stuff of legend. They are both prolific and […]
Posted on Sunday, November 24th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from ThisIsNotAScene: One always has expectations when listening to a new album by an established band for the first time. Chicago’s Pelican have a reputation for expansive oceans of sound that quite literally are the sound track to some gargantuan military like operation. On first hearing Forever Becoming […]
Posted on Sunday, November 17th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Toxicbreed’s Funhouse: Here we have a split of absolutely epic proportions: the first new material from sludge powerhouse Noothgrush in over a decade, as well as two crushing contributions from Japanese death metal band Coffins, coming together to make up one of the most ludicrously heavy split […]
Posted on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: Perhaps A Storm of Light mastermind Josh Graham is best known as the former visual artist for Neurosis, but the multi-talented Graham has now turned his focus exclusively to ASOL. Graham has taken everything he’s learned from previous experience and joined forces once again with […]
Posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Nails. Not often has a band been better named, this full-bore sludgy grindcore three-piece monstrosity is simply HARD AS NAILS. You may have come across them in 2010 as their Kurt Ballou-produced blunt force trauma of a debut album, Unsilent Death, got some pretty […]
Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from ThisIsNotAScene: Southern Lord just keeps rolling. This time they offer the fourth album by The Secret, Agnus Dei. No one can ever accuse Southern Lord of coloring inside the lines, in fact it seems at times they go out of their way to blacken everything outside of […]
Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: The adjective ‘brutal’, like many others (such as ‘monolithic’ and ‘crushing’), has been bandied around far too much for its own good. When a writer uses it to describe the sound of a band we are oft numb to its implications through overexposure. I’m […]
Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Metal Review: Something I find very appealing about Utah’s Eagle Twin is the fact that there’s not another band currently kicking around that sounds quite like them. I’ve seen them lumped alongside a handful of other droning sludgers, which I suppose is fair, but this duo truly […]
Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Oh come on. This review really is redundant before it’s even begun isn’t it? I mean, where does one begin when reviewing an album that is the very epitome of a genre of music that the band who created it helped define, an album […]