Brooklyn's TOMBS deliver a stunning tour-de-force with their Relapse Records debut Winter Hours. The trio tread a unique musical path that draws equally from several disparate music worlds. The austere and appropriately-titled album is a somber, sobering affair that brings together hypnotic psychedelic harmonies, lush and introspective sonic textures, and a relentless intensity found in the most blackened metal to stunning effect. Whether through driving melodies, explosive noise, or the most fragile of interludes, Winter Hours hits hard and resonates deeply within the listener.
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“an unrelenting demonstration of how to express yourself as violently and loudly as possible." – Outburn "the sound of a rejuvenated band ready to take on all comers with Unsane-esque bloodied fists.” – Exclaim
JARD LOOSE (ex The Muzzler)
Jar'd Loose is a metal/sludge crossover hybrid from Chicago featuring members of Chicago bands past and present, including The Muzzler, Centaurus, The Derbys, and Eunuchs. They draw influence from such bands as Corrosion of Conformity, The Jesus Lizard, Helmet, Entombed, Zeke, Strapping Young Lad, and whatever the Hell else they want to.