|Various Artists / Reflection Of The Negative|
|Album:||Reflection Of The Negative||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Various Artists||Added:||Apr 2013|
|Add Date:||2013-05-19||Pull Date:||2013-07-21||Charts:||Loud|
|Week Ending:||Jun 30||Jun 23||May 26|
|1.||Jun 29, 2013:||Music Casserole |
|3.||May 25, 2013:||The Base of A Dream Is Empty |
|2.||Jun 19, 2013:||Wednesday Night Live: Mantle Sound Core |
Artist: Cough / Windhand |
Album: Reflection of the Negative
Genre: Doom metal, Sludge, Psych, Stoner Metal
RIYL: Neurosis, Down
Richmond, Virginia’s twin titans of doom team up for the split album of the year with ‘Reflection Of The Negative’. Cough delivers a typically electrifying one song down-tuned epic side, while Windhand serves up two brand new songs for their half of the dirge.
[Impenetrable Walls of Sludge]
***1. Amaranth (7.25)- Distorted/echoed effects fade in followed by slow-tempoed guitar with droning/mourning vox; down-tuned lushly plump riffs; bleak and gloomy; spooky and psychedelic, with tremors of backwoods horror reverberating within the band’s riff-and-rhythm lockstep
**2. Athame (18.31)- a track of pacing and structure; adds and removes elements like a creaking organ, spliced movie samples, and shrieking second guitar to maintain intrigue without seeming impatient; creeping vox crawls inside of the amplifier wall; a menacing tumult.
***3. Shepherd’s Crook (10.46)- frightening and belligerent; thoroughly massive, psychedelic sludge; scrambled guitars revealing the layers slowly and in an unexpected order; at points warped and hallucinogenic.