Nic Huber occasionally dissects the heavy riffs of bands — new and old — in The Wednesday Sludge. Transylvanian Tapes knocks it out of the park once again. This time, it's a trio from Oakland.
Oakland sludge trio Yarrow are a force not to be fucked with.
Featuring Zak McCune of Atone, Swamp Witch and Occlith, these Californians carve a macabre web of torturous doom all while trying to escape a cavernous pit hidden deep within the bowels of Hell.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jacob Lee, Rebirth is a journey that will bring out your demons. As disgusting and harrowing as the trio's debut tends to be, the album should have been named Afterbirth instead.
Killer samples can help create the perfect atmosphere, and — coupled with McCune's piercing screeches — send the listener into a cathartic trance. Rebirth is roughly 45-minutes of blackened and charred destruction. Are you prepared to make the trek?