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Horseback and Locrian
New Dominions
November 2012
Released: 2012, Relapse Records
Rating: 1.5/5
Reviewer: UK Team

I’m not a fan of collaborations but I have to say it does work with these two bands Horseback & Locrian. The start of the album is slow and errie with weird sounds which seem like something out of a horror movie soundtrack. The bands joined forces as their sounds are of underground blackened-doom-drone with an element of darkened psychedelia.

This release was only available as a limited vinyl, but has now been remastered by James Plotkin and expanded to include 3 more tracks.

Given the genre and uniqueness of these bands I thought I would enjoy this album a lot more but I have to admit I found it quite boring. The tracks are long…most over 6minutes long and I was waiting for them to take me on an interesting journey when I realised the song was coming to an end and I felt disappointed.

I feel there is so much potential here, but the album just let me down and didn’t captivate me at all.

I think there are much better examples of this kind of dark and mysterious genre out there but I spose I would recommend to fans of Earth, Neurosis, Sunn0))), Godspeed You Black Emperor, Wolves In The Throne Room etc as you may appreciate it, if listened to in the dark with headphones on, but this was not an album for me and I was left unimpressed.

Review by Jo Blackened
Track Listing

1. The Gift
2. Our Epitaph
3. Oblivion Eaters
4. In the Absence of Light
5. The Gift - Remix by James Plotkin


Locrian: André Foisy, Terence Hannum, Steven Hess

Horseback: Jenks Miller, and sometimes includes John Crouch, Nick Petersen, Rich James and others.

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