this reminds me of 'Unanswered Hymns' by CHRCH a lot and this crushing debut will make my End Of Year list for sure!!! I already regret paying for the download where I should have ordered the cd... UPDATE: this album keeps growing and growing, ordered the cd as well...
I seriously couldn't believe how sick this was when I first heard it. Hate filled doom with the same atmosphere and low frequency heaviness of Ahab and the like. The vocals are gravely and add a perfect overtone to the massive sounding guitar tone.
Favorite track: Owlcrusher.
Spawned originally under the moniker DWELL IN SUN in 2008, Northern Ireland's OWLCRUSHER have become a harrowing experience to behold. A claustrophobic pulsating storm of punishing riffs, relentless drums, and deranged demonic vocals coalesce on their self-titled debut in 43 minutes of low-end hate filled and depressive blackened sludge. Drawing from such inspirational wellsprings as mental illness, alcohol abuse, tragedy, and abject existential fear, this Northern Ireland three piece are the terrifying future of the ugliest doom metal has to offer.
released July 18, 2017
Bass/shouts- Steve Hobson
Recorded and mixed at Start Together Studios Belfast By Niall Doran
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audioseige
Grim owl skeleton logo (above) designed by Andrew Cunningham
CD and Vinyl Artwork by Adrian Baxter (Coming soon)