Monday, 29 April 2019

The Well - Death And Consolation

New week, it's time for "Record Of The Week"

"Death And Consolation" is the new album by the Austin, TX power Trio THE WELL.

The band once again recorded with long-time producer/engineer Chico Jones at Estuary Studio in 2018, who has turned the knobs for all three of their albums (Jones engineered the band’s debut album "Samsara" with producer Mark Deutrom (MELVINS, SUN O)))) in 2013.

Ian Graham, Lisa Alley & Jason Sullivan
"Death And Consolation" is a more personal album says the guitarist/vocalist Ian Graham. And by knowing that you listen with a different type of ears and can hear that there is a lot of depression and darkness over the lyrics that can weight up the album title. The sound follows the already made path that THE WELL has created over the last two albums, 70's psych and proto-metal, with a vibe of JOY DIVISION and BLUE CHEER. "Death And Consolation" have a lot of heaviness with down-tuned guitars that give a monstrous sound on the album, fat bassline and well played drums along with great vocals. The album has a play time of 42 mins divided into 9 tight and concise tunes that make this album a lovely listening moment.

The albums open up with a Sitar on the tune "Sabbah", heavy and doomish guitar, drony vocals, powerful drumming and a catchy chorus with a matchless hymns makes this an excellent start of the album. "Raven" forces forward with ping pong riffs. To the more half paced SABBATH alike tunes like the powerful "Death Song" or the even slower haunting "Freedom Above". The gothic parts can you hear cleary on "Cup Of Peace". There are a few lumbering and spooky tunes like "Eyes Of A God" and the riff theme "This Is How The World Ends" that will rise the fear. Or just take the heavy horror piece "Act II" that is just a brilliant piece of melodic doom. The album closes with "Endless Night", a really dark tune with heavy distorted riffs, church bells and haunting melody.

"Death And Consolation" were released on April 26th, 2019 via Riding Easy Records.

Sum: Can it be much better than this, spooky noise doom at it's best.

Today's tune "This Is How The World Ends" is the first single out of "Death And Consolation", enjoy!

"Death And Consolation" — 2019 Tour Dates

04/29 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
05/01 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown w/ MONOLORD
05/02 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive w/ MONOLORD
05/03 Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
05/04 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Machines
05/05 Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
05/06 Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
05/07 Nevada City, CA @ Cooper’s
05/08 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
05/09 Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
05/10 Seattle, WA @ Substation
05/11 Vancouver, BC @ Static Jupiter
05/12 Calgary, AB @ Palomino
05/13 Edmonton, AB @ Temple
05/14 Winnipeg, MB @ The Windsor
05/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
05/16 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
05/17 Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickle
05/18 Taos, NM @ Monolith on the Mesa Fest
05/19 El Paso, TX @ Monarch

More info @

Official The Well Web

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