Sorrow and Extinction (Profound Lore)
Reviewed by Luke Winkie, Fri., Nov. 2, 2012
PallbearerSorrow and Extinction (Profound Lore)
Sorrow and Extinction tills a gorgeously bleak expanse. Ancient, bone-dry guitars and igneous drums greet Brett Campbell's voice as it swoops in like it's looking for fresh carrion. This is the clarion call of the wasteland. Little Rock, Ark., quartet Pallbearer is responsible for one of the most engrossing, refreshing, and disturbingly powerful doom metal debuts in recent memory, these five bludgeoning tracks bringing the world to its knees. Raised on the reedy, purple-spotted psych of Black Sabbath – and twisting it into darker and blacker territory – these bone grinders and teeth smashers make charred emptiness feel wholly organic. "Devoid of Redemption" and "Given to the Grave" might sound typical in title, but Pallbearer's relentlessness is no laughing matter. Effortlessly badass, unanimously insidious, and profoundly memorable, here's the metal album that questions why we'd listen to anything else. (Sun., Black stage, 12:55pm)
Kevin Curtin, Fri., May 3, 2013
Luke Winkie, Fri., April 26, 2013
Richard Whittaker, Fri., March 22, 2013
Michael Toland, Fri., March 22, 2013
Austin Powell, Fri., March 15, 2013
True Believers at Antone's
at The Scoot Inn
Lady for a Day at Paramount Theatre
Film Review Misses Mark Please make a note not to print any more movie reviews of big action movies by Kimberley Jones. She gets ...
What's the Big Deal? I'm baffled by this obsession with Mueller. I drove through it out of curiosity and it's a suburban nightmare that ...
No Mystery in School Bond Failures How out of touch has the Chronicle become with the voting populace of this city? From the article “Bonds: Death ...
Program Is Vital Resource I am responding to your article on ACCESS News, the program by and for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. The ...
Finding Rail Route Complicated Michael King, in “The Reading Railroad”, while making valuable points, seems to state that finding an initial route for urban ...
- Follow us@AustinChronicle