Saturday, 5 January 2013

National Sunday Law - Festival Of The Horned God

Festival Of The Horned God cover art

National Sunday Law are an Ambient/Sludge/Post-Metal Band from Los Angeles, USA.

The members are:

Derek Donley (drums, vocals, synth)
Darin Tambascio (guitars, keys, vocals)

National Sunday Law (NSL) are one of my fave underground Sludge/Post-Metal bands of recent years. I featured them on the blog back in July 2012.

NSL play a highly original blend of Ambient, Sludge and Post-Metal to great effect into something that is very hard to describe at times. Sometimes strange and weird but always highly original and addictive in equal measure.

Well NSL are back with their stunning new EP - Festival Of The Horned God - and it features some of their most creative work to date.

The EP consists of 3 songs and runs for 28 mins or so. If your already a fan of this great band then you know what National Sunday Law are all about.

First track - Theriocephalic - gets down to business laying down the ambient based atmosphere with great sludge metal riffs to match. NSL add their own vibe of intense vocals as well. A great start to the EP.

Up next is Antoillier - an almost 9 minute epic starting off with a haunting ambient orchestral score before exploding in loud noise of violence around the 3 minute mark. This is what NSL are all about. Blending quiet beautiful moments of rock with violent outbursts of Sludge/Post-Metal. They lull in you into a false sense of security before crushing your volatile mind and soul with their music.

This song is true force of nature as you don't know how it's going to end up and that what makes National Sunday Law such a brilliant and breathtaking band. They are one of the true visionaries of the underground metal scene.

Last but by no means least is the 11:39 minute epic - Preservation In Stone - which is probably the best track on the EP. It blends what has came before it with a more hard-hitting edge of Sludge/Post-Metal riffs. Just sit back and enjoy the ride as it's an intense journey of noise you won't forget in a long time.

Festival Of The Horned God is another stunning and brilliant release from National Sunday Law. They have impressed me greatly with each and every release they have produced so far. And this is no exception. It could be their best work to date.

A brilliant release from a truly wonderful band that I can't recommend highly enough.

Festival Of The Horned God is available to buy on BandCamp Pay Now Deal. So headover and check out this great release and all their other releases which are available on Pay Now Deals as well.

Highly Recommended.

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