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COWARDS
SHOOTING BLANKS AND PILLS
THROATRUINER

French sextet Cowards boasts an impressive pedigree of underground metal prowess while presenting six tracks of grim and noisy hardcore on SHOOTING BLANKS AND PILLS. Featuring members of many of France’s most extreme units (with Glorior Belli being the most well-known), this troupe sets up a system where nasty riffs and crashing rhythms collide with sludgy solace (“Vices and Hate”) while hoarse-throated vocals guide the descent into the darkest recesses of Neurosis meets Eyehategod inspired misery and despair (“Grand Failure”). Making a strand of music easily considered uneasy listening (“Arrogant, Unseen”) with black metal malaise, hardcore heft, and slow churned sludge all taking turns at the wheel, Cowards come up big on their six-song sojourn through hell on earth. -Mike SOS
www.throatruinerecords.com
- Mike SOS