An acquired taste, then, but worth the effort, ‘when death comes’ is a dark hearted voyage to the depths of despair and for hardened doom lovers its air of decay is nigh on essential.
This is the extreme end of doom with a healthy dose of death and sludge thrown in and the result is a musically devastating body of work which is guaranteed to suck the light and warmth out of any home. Approach, by all means, but approach with caution.
Crack a beer and blast this out loud, ‘Black infernal vortex’ is a thrilling slab of primal brutality.
Not for the faint of heart, it rarely lets its foot off the pedal, and whilst there is little in the way of variation, it hardly matters for the album is pitched as a short, sharp shock to the system rather than a multi-layered epic. If you dig loud, brutal riffs and vocals torn from a freshly dug grave, then Barbarian are for you.
Break out your bong and get a hold of this album; it truly is a stunning piece of work that will sit proudly in any hard rock collection.
All hail Horse Latitudes, the new lords of darkness.
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