Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cowards - Shooting Blanks And Pills (2012)


Matthias over at Throatruiner Records and vocals behind Calvaiire basically wants to be my best friend, he's always sending me emails with links to some righteous upcoming albums and sometimes the occasional haiku professing his love for old Poison The Well.

35% of the above paragraph is fictitious, but I count him among my loyal bannermen when it comes to giving me the heads up on some fresh meat. His last shipment of auditory meatus pounding came in the form of Cowards

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“Gathering Parisians with an already strong pedigree in dark and heavy music, COWARDS regurgitates gutter hardcore, unhealthy sludge/doom and nauseous black metal in “Shooting Blanks And Pills”, their deeply raw and anxiogenic debut release. Only six months were needed to give birth to this full-length, monstrosity with a desperate urban feeling, bridge between the knife-in-the-heart crudeness of Eyehategod or Kickback and the majestic darkness of bands like Deathspell Omega or Thou. With a sound carrying smells of pissy streets and the dry blood you get for a sidelong glance, producer Francis Caste has perfectly caught the gist of these 38 minutes, recreating this forced apnea in a bile tank with a no frills approach.”

Shooting Blanks And Pills (Mediafire)
Shooting Blanks And Pills (Bandcamp)

(I don't always want to harp on it, just keep in mind that tossing these dudes a dollar (or anything) really helps out, and gives them download credit)

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