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Indian : The Unquiet Sky

Before I start reviewing the music I'd just like to take the time to warn people of the cover art. The image of a baboon wearing the thorn crown of Jesus is just one of many things that can offend some. A lot of the images are either gory art, blasphemous representations of christian images, or sometimes both.

If the artwork wasn't enough, I'm sure the music is not fit for the general audience. This is intense, heavy and filthy doom metal made from droning sludge. The vocals are grim vokills in just about the most extreme form. Additionally, Indian is far more aggressive and ugly than just about any drone made thus far.

But making good music is not all about being extreme and Indian is living proof of that. The music has a lot of potential, but in my opinion the band doesn't explore it properly. They have plenty of oppurtunities where they could have made tracks of the kind that you'd gladly suffer your way through many times in a row. But while they do not break through into such excellence this time, there is a possibility that they will next time. Despite the album's flaws, there is still something promising about this band.

When listening to this CD, there are two other band names that spring to mind. Roanoke and Bunkur. If I were to recommend this album to anyone, then it would be those who like those two bands. In fact, it is not unlikely that they will find the album more interesting than I did.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. No Able Fires
2. Ration
3. Dead Weight
4. Los Nielos
5. Queen
6. Tied and Gagged
7. God of Panic
8. Lord of Decay
9. Loophole Noose
10. Shill Worshiper of Sores
11. (bonus track)

Duration : Approx. 54 minutes

Visit the Indian bandpage.

Reviewed on 12-03-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
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