Fury EP from earlier this year, was captured entirely on analog tape at Fellowship Hall Sound in Little Rock this past summer and then mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins, Soundgarden).From the gloriously complex, sky-lit opener I Saw the End to the earth-shaking (and heartbreaking) 13-minute closer A Plea for Understanding, the entire group puts forth the full realization of their vision: More than a doom band, Pallbearer is a rock group with a singular songwriting talent and emotional capacity. Heartless finds the group putting forth their strongest individual efforts to date: Campbell and Rowland, along with guitarist/vocalist Devin Holt and drummer Mark Lierly, turn in peak marathon performances. Both Campbell and Rowland also handle synthesizers alongside their normal duties, and there are plenty of gently strummed acoustic guitars amid the crunchy electric ones, adding a moody, ethereal spareness to the towering metal. The almost 12-minute Dancing in Madness opens with dark post-rock ambience and moves toward emotional blues before exploding into a sludgy psychedelic anthem. A number of the seven songs feature a humid rock swagger.By fusing their widest musical palette to date, Pallbearer make the kind of heavy rock (the heavy moments are *heavy*) that will appeal to diehards, but could also find the group crossing over into newer territories and fanbases. After having helped revitalize doom metal, it almost feels like theyve gone and set their sights on rock and roll itself. Which doesnt seem at all impossible on the back of a record like Heartless.
- Start:February 26, 2018 Time: 9:00 PM
- End:February 26, 2018 Time: 11:59 PM
- Where:Grey Eagle Tavern, 185 Clingman Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina, United States
- Event Type: Concerts & Music
- Ticket Price:N/A