I love it when two super giants in the metal underground come together to create something new and refreshing. Especially if is something sludge, blacken, and even synth driven! Who would have thought Jenks Miller of Horseback and Neil Jameson from Kreig would give birth to something that touches new boundaries when it comes to the creative process. The two titans created an amazing group and EP known by the same name of Poison Blood (released via Relapse Records) Ah, yes this review needs to happen as I have been up all night enjoying this material. Hope you are ready for this mystic kind of journey with this review!
Of course the influences on the band’s bandcamp does state they have an appreciation for Beherit’s Drawning Down the Moon LP. The many influences they bring from good old dirty sludge riffs melded with black metal tremolo picking, and sludge hammer like drumming just make this EP stand out among the other contenders in 2017. With Neil Jameson on vocals and the main lyrical writer and Jenks Miller on basically everything else (guitar, bass, drums, keys, synth), this duo has found a great way to come together on this piece of material. The opening song, “The Scourge And The Gestalt,” is rich in that crusty yet groovy type of guitar playing and you will find yourself lost in its splendor. The lo-fi quality of the track and album brings back the raw power of distortion, which I feel is where metal still dominates being the best genre for this type of approach when it comes to production style.