Thursday, July 22, 2010

O'Death - Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin (2008)

Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin
Indie Rock, Punk, Folk, Alternative

Now that's some breakneck cowpunk.

The Band:
The boys in O'Death come from all over the Eastern Seaboard, but got together in 2003 while they were attending the State University of New York in Purchase, NY. They use folk styles -- primarily bluegrass and old-time music -- for a foundation, but punk, grunge, swing, rock, metal, and jazz figure heavily in their arrangements.

Album review:
by j. poet
Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin isn't as sloppy or uncontained as O'Death's national debut,Head Home, which isn't a bad thing. The playing is tighter and more polished, but they haven't lost any of their manic energy, and in fact this outing is, if anything, even more energetic than Head Home. "Legs to Sin" is as frenetic as anything they've ever done, withBob Pycior's fiddling driving the band into a frenzy. Greg Jamie's vocals are still almost incomprehensible, and just listening to the track leaves you panting for breath.

As the album title implies, the band flirts throughout with death, darkness, and perdition, while churning out an unholy noise that might truly wake the dead.



Feq'wah said...

eh? The download button is linked to the Rob Bardini file...

Panda Stuffer said...

Damn, hahaha fixing...

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