Thrones - Day Late, Dollar Short - 2005 - Southern Lord
1. Suckling 2. Young Savage 3. Algol 4. Reddleman 5. Senex 6. Silvery Colorado 7. Coal Sack 8. Bumpity- Epicus Doomicus 9. -Piano- 10. Simon Legree 11. Easter Woman 12. Valley of the Thrones 13. Oracle 14. Black Blade 15. Obolus 16. Davids Lib 17. A Quick One 18. The Walk 19. Nostros Algos
Bizarre, Bizarre, Bizarre. When I first listened to this I thought I had my talking machine set below it’s 33 rpm setting. It’s the medical equivalent of a disease modifying antirheumatic drug. Slow that shit down, then smoke a bowl.
A little on Joe Preston for those out of the ‘know’. Preston has been a member of Earth, Melvins and Sunn 0))) as well as collaborated with the Whip and toured with High on Fire. The godfather of sludge metal has returned for this solo effort of rare tracks from ’94 through to ’01, many of which have never been released before.
I really have no idea where he was going with this album, the songs range from distorted beyond distorted bass to whacked out Ondes Martenot with fizzled filters. The vocal ranges from punk to drunk, drugged and stuffed. The quirkiest of high pitched squeals mixed with dirty cackles of feedback.
Preston also manages to cover a few bands with the Blue Oyster Cult, Rush and Ultravox all getting a look in. All in all the quality of the recording is very high for the obscene amount of changes to pitch and tone. Thank god it is on CD because the pickup would have blown my subwoofer out the side of my house.
I am not a huge fan of this material even though it did intrigue me on a ‘what the fuck is this shit’ level. I don’t really know whom this is going to appeal to. Possibly people who have doped out for good on psychotropic substances or South American shamans.
This is one of those personal albums that no amount of reviewing is going to give you any idea what this is and whether you are going to like it.
Album cover link: http://www.southernlord.com/thrones/images/cover_small.jpg Band link: http://www.killrockstars.com/bands/thrones/ Label link: http://www.southernlord.com/
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