Friday, March 22, 2013
Cough & Windhand: Reflection of the Negative (split)
Coming out 4/16/13, this split LP between Cough (my no. 4 pick of 2010 albums and my favorite concert of 2011) and Windhand (my no. 4 album of 2012), is called, as perhaps you've surmised by now, Reflection of the Negative.
Cough has one song here, at 18:31 (as is their wont) called "Athame," while Windhand follow up with two tunes, "Amaranth," and "Shepherd's Crook," at nearly the same total running time.
Let me cut to the mother-fornicating chase:
Neither of these bands moves one bit beyond what they've done before-- but both return, and return with a vengeance-- to their Places of True Peace and Knowledge and Confidence-- their "wheelhouses," if you will.
If you like either band, you will love what happens here.
That's the best way to sound byte these two bands' performances-- should've just used that that as a lede, I guess.
Now, I don't know if the title references some ironic, post- post-modern metal take on Jung's "shadow self" concept (I'll just assume it does), but I am digging this bad boy.
This just made my day. If the band names Cough and/or Windhand mean anything to you, you may garner the same experience.