||Pallbearer, Tombs, Vattnet Viskar, Solar Halos|
Local 506, Chapel Hill
|Pallbearer put out my favorite album of 2012 -- not bad for the debut album of a young band from Little Rock. This year's followup is in many ways more ambitious, but for me it falls short a little bit, just in the sense that it's not as elegiac as the first one. Plus the guitars are so downtuned & distorted that they cross the line, for me, from funeral doom to sludge.|
Nevertheless, I'm still willing to brave Chapel Hill Halloween mayhem to get to see them live again.