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Sunday, December 30, 2012

HORSEBACK / Half Blood [2012]

With all the bizarre experimental hybrid metal bands, it's easy to see why Horseback would get lost in the mix.  However this band melds psychedelic black metal with folksy Americana Cave/Ellis-esque soundscapes and somehow make it work yet again on their third album, 2012's Half Blood.
This time around, Jenks Miller scales back the metal sound a bit and focus more on the Americana sound a bit more, making it comfortably closer to a post-rock band than whatever most would call this.  Other metal acts, like Neurosis and Earth, tried similar experiments but ended up falling flat on their faces, while Miller and co. excel at it with their surreal violent country metal with seamless perfection.

4 extinct organism trilogies out of 5

Songs Of Note: Mithras; Inheritance (The Changeling)

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