When he's not making crushing music with Conan, frontman Jon Davis is cranking out distorted, blistering jams as Ungraven. We've been given the distinct privilege of debuting Davis' first-ever Ungraven effort today Language Of Longing, which is excellent because it gave me time to listen to it a bunch over the past few days.
The unsurprising verdict here is that it rules and needs to be played at a volume that will make everyone who lives near you also experience it. Especially if you've got a subwoofer than can handle all those chunky riffs.
Here's what Davis had to say about Language Of Longing.
"I am a huge fan of Fudge Tunnel, Ministry, Godflesh, Sepultura and Nailbomb. I fell in love with ‘For All Those Who Died’ by Bathory on Headbangers Ball and also the ‘Speed Kills’ comp. Since then I have referenced these bands in some of Conan’s material. With Ungraven I pay homage to the industrial sounds emanating from Birmingham in the 90s with a few other influences that I’ve been obsessing over for a while. It’s super heavy but sightly different from what I have done so far.”
Language Of Longing is out March 1. Pre-order it here.