Friday, March 30, 2012

Blackholicus - Full Lengths

Holistic music writing! Twinned guitars out every orifice! A chick vocalist that isn't used as some sort of marketing gimmick! A song about fucking Krondor! All these amazing things somehow coming from the hellhole that is Texas!
Blackholicus is clearly rooted in an old school heavy metal vibe (without feeling "retro"), but they also liberally borrow from prog and punk, then mix it all together to make something Slough Feg would be proud of. Each song is nothing more than a springboard for Nelson and Chiera to build off of for minutes of guitar duets. How often can you say that.
Class A act, both albums (though Variations is strongly my favorite).