Historically, American black metal, or USBM, tends toward the spacious, atmospheric end of the larger genre’s spectrum: It derives more from Burzum than
Bastard Sapling's new album streaming over at Stereogum!
The album begins with “My Spine Will Be My Noose” while a sacred chamber choir opens the scene. Pretty soon blastbeats take over and the layers of guitar create a murkiness only to be leveled by vocalist Mike Paparo's insidious bellowing. Check out the partially grindcore/progressive epic “Splintering Ouroboros” for utter aural devastation.
Catch Bastard Sapling at Fall Line Fest on 9/5 @ Strange Matter along with Weedeater, BAT, Sinister Haze, and Tombs. Single day pass $20 adv ($30 day of) and weekend pass presale $30 adv, $40 day of.
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