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Lesbian: Power HörPower Hör (2007)
Holy Mountain

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: wrongstringwrongstring
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Holy Mountain Records, home to Om (members of Sleep) and Six Organs of Admittance has come upon one of their more requisite ??eclectic' sounding bands of recent memory -- Lesbian. Sure, the name evokes some interesting connotations but the music is powerful and analogous in its scope and implementation of variant music genres, making it a potpourri of metal influenced sonics.

Sweeping epic transitions with beautiful shimmering guitars intertwine death metal blast-beats with searing throaty barks from bassist/vocalist Dorando Hodous while guitarists Arran McInnis and Daniel La Rochelle interpose leads reminiscent of the best of thrash, black and classic metal guitar riffage. It takes some patience to get through some of the more grating parts (read above timberline black metal), but like any musical adventure, it's the journey that makes it all worth while.

Randall Dunn, producer extraordinaire of Boris, Sunno)), and Earth fame lends his adept ears to the album, bringing out the very best of what one would imagine to be a difficult sound to capture. Pieces of Black Sabbath, Neurosis, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mono, and Suffocation bubble to the surface in the four tracks, clocking in at just over an hour.

Lesbian has managed to capture elements of every metal subgenre available, doing it in a way that isn't contrived or ??tricky.' Power Hör pays proper respect to the audacity of the band's name by tastefully distributing each badass riff accordingly.

 

 
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wrongstring (May 11, 2007)

Hey Anonymous
you probably use a lot of semi-colons. thanks for the english lesson. so in the spirit of my fellow org posters, go fuck yourself with your red pen.

SilentStorms (April 27, 2007)

No links?

klonny (April 24, 2007)

Kickass name.

Anonymous (April 24, 2007)

I love the name, and I love the description. I should probably give these guys a chance.

Anonymous (April 24, 2007)

I randomly played these guys on my radio show recently. It wasn't bad but it wasn't anything exceptional either.

Ianw (April 24, 2007)

"I had to awkwardly stand through Earth's opening set before Mogwai last year. It was just incredibly uncomfortable."

That Earth kicked their ass so hard?

denbez (April 24, 2007)

This album's alright, but some sort of coherence on any level would be nice.

branden (April 24, 2007)

id say this is in the top 5 band names list

Anonymous (April 24, 2007)

This album is really good.

Archangel (April 24, 2007)

I had to awkwardly stand through Earth's opening set before Mogwai last year. It was just incredibly uncomfortable.

historypeats (April 24, 2007)

Another teacher!

Anonymous (April 24, 2007)

Sweeping epic transitions with beautiful shimmering guitars intertwine death metal blast-beats with searing throaty barks from bassist/vocalist Dorando Hodous while guitarists Arran McInnis and Daniel La Rochelle interpose leads reminiscent of the best of thrash, black and classic metal guitar riffage.

This is the the kind of sentence I would put a big "X" through while grading my students' papers. Using that many dramatic adjectives (sweeping, epic, beauitful, shimmering, searing, throaty, etc.) does not stress your point at all. Sometimes it's better to keep things simple.

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