|Lumbar / First And Last Days Of Unwelcome, The|
|Album:||First And Last Days Of Unwelcome, The||Collection:||General|
|Label:||Southern Lord Recordings|
|Add Date:||2013-11-14||Pull Date:||2014-01-24||Charts:||Loud|
|Week Ending:||24 Nov|
|1.||Thu, 21 Nov 13:||The Grunt|
|2.||Sun, 27 May 84:||The Grunt|
Metal In The A-file
Lumbar/The First and Last Days of Unwelcome/Southern Lord|
Massive, massive album that you’d rightfully expect from Southern Lord. Tracks switch between atmospheric doom-y with thuds and super slow riffs to (slightly slowed down) Electric Wizard/ Black Sabbath. Tracks 1, 4, 6, and 7 are earth shattering. You will move. A solid doom album that’s desolate, bleak, and unwelcoming. Vocals fit the tone nicely too and adjust based on how the song feels. No FCCs detected, but it can be hard to make out the lyrics at time. Reviewed by Alan.
1. Day One - 5:02 - War(?) movie sample over howling wind in the beginning, jumps into a massive, riff heavy front with Ozzy/Devin Townsend-esque vocals. Proceeds slowly. Almost uptempo at the end.
2. Day Two - 2:57 - Big bassy/guitar thuds of noise in the beginning. Opens up with big riffs, Ozzy/Devin Townsend vocals, and wailing backing vocals. Parlor-music ish at the end.
3. Day Three - 2:23 - “Noodly” guitar noise with the same thuds from the previous track. Shouted punk rock kinda vocals throughout. Howling wind towards the end.
*4. Day Four - 2:25 - Groovy and brutal. Vocals are sometimes shouted, growled, or spoken.
5. Day Five - 2:06 - Ominous noise. Thuds of just bass. Wailing and whispering in the background.
6. Day Six - 5:00 - Feedback and slow, heavy riffs in one ear, then stereo about a minute in for an even more massive sound. Once the drums kick in you can’t help but headbang. Same vocals as in Day One and Day Two.
7. Day Seven - 4:44 - Slow beat but less modest until the guitar slams into the track and wrecks yo
|1.||Day One||4.||Day Four|
|2.||Day Two||5.||Day Five|
|3.||Day Three||6.||Day Six|