"A no-holds barred riff fest that comes one step short of putting its hands around your neck and forcing you to headbang." -- Metal Injection
London, England quartet Limb are streaming their forthcoming sophomore album Terminal in its entirety starting today via Terrorizer Magazine. See what the band has to say about the album and its creation, hear and share the full album HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE. Cleared for posting.)
Recognizing Limb's love of both stoner dirge and glam stomp, Russell has described the band's sound as "GoatSlade" -- and we can see why. Buried in the dirt is a cosmic boogie, which pays more than a nod to the decade of stacked platform boots without ever feeling retro.
Right from the opening double whammy of "Three Snake Leaves" and "Ghost Dance", you're propelled into a maelstrom that never lets up. The riffs come layered, thick, and fast, from the fuzzy throb of "Dawn Raiders" to the off-kilter groove of "Spoils of a Portrait King", marking the halfway point with its monstrous, doomy outro. The second half of the album contains Limb's take on a traditional murder ballad, "Down by the Banks", as well as the chaotic hardcore of "Mortuary Teeth". The whole thing ends with "Cocytus", the soundtrack to a voyage across the eponymous river of dead souls that encircles Hell, complete with a hypnotic riff ending.
Thematically the album addresses the prospect of absolute destruction and the possibility of life thereafter, which is echoed in the album's artwork, a startling retro-futuristic collage by Cur3es (responsible for the art of Fu Manchu's Gigantoid). It conveys the album's mood perfectly: the familiar juxtaposed with the unknown, a world where nothing is quite as it should be.
Label: New Heavy Sounds
Release Date: September 11th, 2015
01. Three Snake Leaves
02. Ghost Dance (STREAM)
04. Dawn Raiders (STREAM)
05. Spoils of a Portrait King
06. Down By The Banks
08. Mortuary Teeth
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