What: Fourth studio album of haunting, pummeling doom metal. Released on Relapse.
When: January 2014
Where: Chicago, IL
Why: Indian follows up the brain-scrambling Guiltless album with even longer and crazier songs.
[The Radness Average (or star rating) is derived from assigning each song a number of stars based on a 1-5 scale, then adding the total number of stars, and then dividing that number of total stars by the number of songs on the record. A Radness Average of 4.0 or higher indicates a good or great record. A Radness Average of 2.0 or less indicates pure crap. Everything else is in the middle somewhere.]
Indian - For All Purity - Relapse
1. Rape -- *****
2. The Impetus Bleeds -- *****
3. Directional -- *****
4. Rhetoric of No -- *****
5. Clarify -- ***
6. Disambiguation -- *****
Verdict: One the best albums of 2014. I got to see Indian play at The Mohawk, an outdoor venue, during SXSW this year. Indian played so loud that they could be heard six blocks away, over the sound of the rest of the festival.
For fans of: Grief, Eyehategod, SUNN0))), Hammerhead, Corrupted
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