Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Doom, Sludge
Sounds Like: Black Math Horseman, Kylesa, Weedeater
Homeland: Miami, Florida
Formed in 2014, Harbinger is their 3rd full release
The new album takes a shift to more atypical tunings and arrangements
Dark, gritty, ecentuating despair and pain throughout
Shared vocal time makes for an interesting take
Harbinger’s theme - “growing fear that new technology and crisis would bring our society closer towards authoritarianism. The album title Harbinger is a reference to the omens these internal struggles imply for the future of human society.”
Track by Track Breakdown:
1. Initiation (3:39)
Psychedelic opener. Sets the cadence for a very overcast landscape. We get a little taste for Lauren and Ryan interplay at end.
2. Skin of Your Teeth (3:05)
Gritty industrial feel as the title suggests. Nasty video accompanies this one.
3. False Prophets (2:34)
Uptempo higher range swirling fret work. Lauren engulfs the essence of despair.
4. Convenient Drowning (1:40)
Pummeling percussion with some wild tempo shifts. Ryan’s vocals dominate here.
5. Pendulum (2:39) Standout Track
Bellowing creeping undercurrent. 2:10 mark hits some of the best fretwork on the album.
6. Dystopia for Dessert (3:31)
Lauren brings us home. Great contrast on this one. They bring things down exceptionally.
CalusaVelvet Alley Triple IPA 10.0% ABV Calusa Brewing Sarasota, FL Huge aroma and flavor in a prism of citrus, tropical fruits, and pine combine with an elegant, surprising drinkability. Perfect mix of heavy for either of the 3 Bleeth albums.
Lauren Palma (Guitar, Vocal)
Ryan Rivas (Bass, Vocal)
Juan Londoño (Drums)