BARBARIAN HERMIT

SOLITUDE AND SAVAGERY (APF RECORDS)

BARBARIAN HERMIT - SOLITUDE AND SAVAGERY 129624
Format:
1 CD
Release:
16.11.2018
Label:
APF RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
129624
Barcode:
5055300398505
Hailing from Manchester, UK the quintet play a heady mix of downtuned, fuzz-laden guitars kicking out some of the raunchiest riffs in rock over elephantine grooves to create a sound that is as irresistibly catchy as it is crushingly heavy.

Working with Chris Fielding, the producer behind such mammoth sounds as Electric Wizard, Conan, Primordial and Witchsorrow, Solitude and Savagery bears seven bruising tracks of pummelling groove metal that smoulders with swampy rawness and feral energy.

Solitude and Savagery is the follow up to the band's 2016 self-titled EP and is bristling with swagger, soul and groove, but the band have ventured further into heavier territory, exploring the darker side to their sound whilst making a conscious effort to experiment more with dynamics and texture.

Lead single 'Reawaken' for example, takes as much inspiration from Hans Zimmer as it does Sepultura.

And while it's not exactly a concept album, there are themes and recurring motifs that vocalist Ed Campbell has woven through the album's lyrical tapestry, such as the struggle between dark and light, the exploration of one's inner self and the search for truth.

Barbarian Hermit are a five-piece doom/sludge/stoner act formed in 2013 from former members of disbanded Manchester bands Bisonhammer, Arke, Severed Fate, Random Act of Violence, Mountains Became Machines and That Sunless Tide and the disbanded South Korean band FatalFear.

The band have been gigging heavily around the UK for the last few years.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. ENTER THE HERMITAGE
  • 1.2. BLACK MASS
  • 1.3. NO SLEEP
  • 1.4. BEYOND THE WALL
  • 1.5. LIFEBREAKER
  • 1.6. REAWAKEN
  • 1.7. LANIAKEA