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Indian : From All Purity

Chicago blackened sludge-metallers Indian return this week with their fifth full-length – and second for that powerhouse of all things heavy Relapse RecordsFrom All Purity, and it’s the most direct expression yet of their notoriously indiscriminate nihilism. With Sean Patton (credited simply with “noise”) playing a bigger part here than on previous releases, devilish screams and monolithic guitar riffs as glacial and imposing as a looming iceberg are layered against industrial drones and washes of distorted electronic hiss, creating an atmosphere of dread that will chill the blood of even the most hardened listener. With “doom” all too often a catch-all term for anything featuring down-tuned guitars and quarter-speed tempos, Indian are the intruders under the bed, grabbing the genre by the ankles and giving it a much-needed scare; check out the crushing “Rhetoric Of No” below, and stream the album in full at the group’s Bandcamp.

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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