Thursday, June 26, 2014

Drouth - Skinwalker (Contempt)

Artist: Drouth (formerly Contempt)
Album: Skinwalker
Label: Contempt Self-released (001)
Limitation: 100 Copies
Country: US
Genre: Black Metal/Hardcore/Doom
Year: 2014

Recorded by Nate MyersEternal Warfare godhead and main contributor behind Clothbodies' favorite Mania, so you know Skinwalker is something special. This album is pure heavy metal gold. The kind of album that makes you remember why you got into metal in the first place. The type of album you play air-guitar along to. But also the kind of album that you take seriously, because this is some seriously heavy fucking music. I for one am counting down the hours until tomorrow night when I can see them destroy the Hemlock Tavern in my home town of San Francisco. If you're not fortunate enough to catch them live this tour, grab a tape from upcoming Pacific Northwest nerve-center, Greysun Records.

"The circle is a noose."

*LATE NIGHT UPDATE* Just got back from the Contempt show at Hemlock with nothing but smiles on my face, a t-shirt in my hands, and tingles down my spine. I haven't been witness to a summoning with this much sheer passion and fervor for ages, and that's far from just hyperbole. I am totally and completely impressed with the intensity with which the band played, not to mention their flawless stage presence and effortless unorthodoxy. If you get the chance to see Contempt play your hometown any time soon, I promise, you will not be disappointed. Special thanks to my boy Anthony W (of clothbodies favorite Stellar Descent) for spending an awesome night of heavy metal with me, and Preston K (mighty drummer of Contempt) and the boys for being such gracious hosts. Buy the god damn album already.