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True Widow - As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Centre To The Circumference Of The Earth

Hard to remember the title of, but much easier to listen to...

Posted Thursday, 5 May 2011 in

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True Widow

True Widow - As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Centre To The Circumference Of The Earth

Rating: 9

True Widow evoke ritual doom metal but raise the creative stakes with a general likeability, which in this slow-burning musical genre is rare. Pounding riffs create a crushed shoegaze sound while murky guitars form the album’s backbone. ‘Blooden Horse’ sets the album up for a ketamine-induced trip, but as bassist Nikki Cage comes to the fore on songs ‘Jackyl’ and ‘Skull Eyes’ there’s a shift in dynamics as her vocals push the band into sultry terrain. Influences are obvious but the balance between light and dark is perfect here.

Faye Lewis

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