On the Horizon: Weathering the Indifference, Survival.

On the Horizon: Weathering the Indifference, Survival.

I last week spoke with Parquet Courts, who went on to collectively lament the reality that there are absolutely too many records out there that never pick up the appreciation they so incontrovertibly deserve. Their Light Up Gold may well have dwindled to become one such record, were it not ignited and allowed to explode late on last year ahead of its international release next month, and we can but hope that the eponymous début release from NYC trio Survival is afforded a similarly propitious fate. It’s the sort of intensely invigorating conflation of elementary math-rock and doomy sludgefest fodder that positively squeals for your undivided attention, as the trio comprising Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Greg Smith and Jeff Bobula don’t so much usher, as callously hurl you headlong into their acutely severe bulb of aural savagery. “Ending begins/ And it’s alright/ Ending begins/ All the time” they repeatedly concur in mantric incantation that’s as though the ogre-like Matt Pike eructating his final growls out from beneath the hotfooting wheels of Maserati, and Tragedy of the Mind makes for a breakneck introduction if ever there were one.

Survival’s Bandcamp.

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