PALLBEARER – Sorrow And Extinction
"As I gaze from my tower..."
Hailing from Little Rock, Arkansas, PALLBEARER have already generated a huge buzz within the doom metal scene in their short existence as a band. And never before has a new band within doom metal gained such a reputation as quickly as PALLBEARER have. All this done with their mind-blowing three-song 2010 demo which in itself, made a big impact within the doom metal scene worldwide.
By encompassing the more traditional metal style of doom, PALLBEARER’s sound takes cue from such legendary doom metal bands as Candlemass and Trouble along with a classy ‘70s prog vibe and even an inkling of influence taken from “Gothic”/old school Paradise Lost that finds its way into the band’s epic yet sorrowful odes. Through powerful melodies, epic and somber passages of gloom, and with the stand out soaring vocals from vocalist Brett Campbell (who also made a guest appearance on the LOSS song ‘Silent And Completely Overcome’ from their “Despond” masterpiece), PALLBEARER’s debut album will not only be hailed as 2012’s traditional doom metal triumph, but it shall immediately herald the four-piece right into the doom metal echelons as one of America’s mightiest exports within the genre.
Tracklisting for “Sorrow And Extinction” goes as follows:
2. Devoid Of Redemption
3. The Legend
4. An Offering Of Grief
5. Given To The Grave