In the short timespan that they’ve been a band, Little Rock Arkansas’ PALLBEARER have literally defined and set a new standard in the realm of modern-day doom metal. Their 3-song “The Legend” demo which was first released already had made a huge impression in itself amongst the doom metal scene. Said demo would just be a harbinger for what would become the band’s debut full-length LP, 2012’s “Sorrow and Extinction” which made a massive impact not only in the doom metal scene but the entire metal scene in itself along with crossing over even within more mainstream territory. In turn “Sorrow and Extinction” was one of the most praised metal albums of 2012, landing on pretty much every metal best-of year end list and being praised by such notable outlets as Pitchfork, Decibel, SPIN, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, and Entertainment Weekly, just to name a few. The band would do some great tour runs likewise in support of “Sorrow and Exctinction” touring with the likes of St. Vitus, Boris, and Enslaved, and along with playing such notable festivals as Roadburn, Hellfest, MDF, Scion Rockfest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and Hopscotch Fest respectively.
Now, with their new album “Foundations Of Burden”, PALLBEARER are prepared to take it to the next level unparalleled by creating an album much more advanced, moving, and sonically glorious than their debut. If “Sorrow and Extinction” created massive waves in the metal scene, “Foundations Of Burden” will create the stuff of legends. Captured by legendary producer Billy Anderson (Agalloch, Sleep, Neurosis, The Melvins etc.) at Type Foundry studios in Portland Oregon, “Foundations Of Burden” sees PALLBEARER expand their sound even further and going beyond into an emotionally driven sonic landscape more epic, vast, and ultimately more glorious and triumphant.
released August 19, 2014
Recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon.
Brett Campbell - Lead vocals, guitar
Devin Holt - Guitar, vocals on songs 1 & 3
Joseph D. Rowland - Bass guitar, piano/Rhodes/analog synthesizer, vocals on songs 1, 4, 5
Mark Lierly - Drums
supported by 280 fans who also own “Foundations Of Burden”
I just discovered you guys and I'm still dry heaving after the awesome collision of huge finger-busting riffs exchanged with the pristine honey-crisped clean melodies you guys are laying down. What momentum! There is never a dull moment here. Lore made my day. killabuser
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Let's just admit it: The vocals suck balls. Someone had to say it. Talk about the elephant in the room. The riffing more than makes up for it, though and it's a stone-cold classic. If it was instrumental all the way through, it would be...there isn't a word to describe how awesome it would be.
I agree with other comments that we need the single-track version of Dopesmoker. In other news: Han shoots first and Shatner is the One True Captain James Tiberius Kirk. reuben_sammitch