Their first album was ugly, devastating, and is still a long time favourite of mine. Then 'IV.I.VIII' comes out, and nukes it to ashes. There's a level of genius to their madness. Simply amazing.
Favorite track: Sympathectomy.
Indianapolis, Indiana notorious blackened doom metal abomination COFFINWORM have made quite a reputation upon their emergence in the underground in 2009 with their “Great Bringer Of Night” demo and then would unleash their 2010 debut LP “When All Became None” which would make a huge impression amongst blackened doom/sludge metal circles which would coincide with the band’s devastating live shows (which included a run at SXSW upon the album’s release) in which the band kept quite active on the live circuit (which also included an appearance at The Power Of The Riff’s East Coast event) consistently during the course of “When All Became None’s” discourse.
Four years after the release of “When All Became None”, COFFINWORM return with an album that not only levels its predecessor, but an album in which producer/engineer Sanford Parker (Corrections House, Twilight, Yakuza, Wovenhand, Lord Mantis etc.) claims as one of the most insane and craziest album’s he’s ever recorded and been a part of. “IV.I.VIII” is an album much more complex, lacerating, introverted, and ultimately devastating than anything the band has ever done previously. Six tracks of pure blackened unholy doom metal terror that will once again serve as the soundtrack to the inevitable dark era that will ultimately befall upon the feeble mortal coil.
released March 18, 2014
Produced, recorded, and mixed by Sanford Parker.
Mastered by Collin Jordan.
Why do people like this music? Because they hate how it carries them away? How it transfers sound into inner peace? How it is right on, as a combination of all right sounds and tempo; like a violent peace that it is?
I just don’t know. FakeFur777
Again Indian creates a powerful behemoth of an album that stands alone in its power. They just keep bringing it, again and again, without regurgitation of their previous work. Serious fucking masters of sonic beauty that caresses your soul while tearing your lungs out of your chest. I am so stoked for the live experience. ezclipper