Welcome to the beautiful brutality of Australia’s Drowning Horse. If you, like the cricket, missed Sheltering Sky back when it landed in 2015– and if you, like the cricket, are a fan of dense, crushing soundscapes– then you owe it to yourself to reach back to this one. Painted with glacial guitar riffs, percussion that sounds like it was pounded out on the devil’s eardrums by giants using dinosaur bones, and vocals that move between blackened howls and meditative drones akin to Tuvan throat singing, this thing is equal parts storm and eye– and all menace.
Sheltering Sky is out and available via Art As Catharsis Records. Check it out here.