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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Band To Burn One To: BASK

"Set amid a soundscape of Americana roots and wall of sound heaviness comes a refreshing and breathtaking band from Asheville, North Carolina. Bask is the name of today's featured band and the name couldn't be more fitting. Soft and mesmerizing melodies tangle with a whirlwind of deafening riffs to not only tranquilize but pulverize. If you think that country and doom don't mix, then think again. Death, despair heartbreak and disaster are the perfect mixture to set forth this raging leviathan and does just that on the opening track "High Mountain Pass". An eerie and crooning vocal yearns of days gone by on the wearisome tracks "American Hollow", "A Man's Worth", and "Shake the Soot From Your Boots" with the latter being my favorite track on the album.

The band sums up this wonderful listening experience into their closer "Endless Summer". A little ditty about "Jack and...ah fuck that shit! , the band builds upon a swirling riff and hitches a ride on a combine and undoubtedly destroys everything in its path. 

I think I'm gonna grab myself a nice tall ice cold glass of Country Time lemonade and let the summer wind blow through what hair I have left. on top of my head as I "bask" in sweet oblivion. 

UPDATE: The album has been released on This Charming Man Records and the band is supporting High On Fire and Black Tusk in Europe. Tour Dates

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