EP Review: Horse Head – Terminal (Self Released)


On October 6th 2017 Arizona’s Horse Head will release Terminal, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed EP Missionary.

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Opener Inferno sets up the atmosphere of Terminal perfectly with its sludgy assault that is as much about leaving you agape in wonder as it is delivering hearty blows to the head with its gloomy heaviness.

The complex sound leaves you sitting uncomfortably as your mind tries to adapt while your body begs to move.

With the sharp whine of feedback alongside a slow drum beat, Throne of Lies brings the doom to the forefront. There have been few songs this year that offer so much depth amongst the darkness of pure unadulterated heaviness.

Ghost Hunter ups the pace & groove but brings even more desperate sounding vocals & meat-filled riffs. The chunkiness of this EP really can’t be over-stated, it fills you up but won’t stop forcing more & more down your throat until you’re ready to burst.

Price We Paid, the final track offers a little bit of relief with its fuzzy guitar strumming & slow bassy beat. It’s a short-lived intro though as it ups the tempo within a minute & spits absolute fire & brimstone.

A really incredible piece of work, one of the finest EPs heard this year by some distance. Sludgy doom doesn’t come much better than this.

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Horse Head – Terminal Full Track Listing:

1. Inferno
2. Throne of Lies
3. Ghost Hunter
4. Price We Paid

Head over to Bandcamp to pick up some of Horse Head’s music & like them on Facebook to keep up to date with news.

Horse Head - Terminal (Self Released)
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