Bison B.C. - Quiet Earth

8.2 | 26 votes |
Release date: 30 September 2008
Style: Sludge metal


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01. Primal Emptiness Of Outerspace
02. Dark Towers
03. Slow Hand Of Death
04. Wendigo Pt.1 (Quest For Fire)
05. These Are My Dress Clothes
06. Wendigo Pt.2 (Cursed To Roam)
07. Medication
08. Quiet Earth

Additional info
Recorded and mixed two weeks in May, 2008 by Jesse Gander at The Hive Creative Labs, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Mastered by Stuart McKillop at The Hive Creative Labs.
Cover art by Mike Payette.
Logo by Chad Woodley.

Guest review by
Doc G.
"Riffs, man. Important love of the riff." - A excerpt from a quote found on Bison's official myspace, lets just say they backed this statement up 100% on their sophomore effort "Quiet Earth".

Anyone who is familiar with Farwell's previous band S.T.R.E.E.T.S can recognize his unique guitar work within seconds of listening - rough and dirty, but still having great hooks around every corner. In some context this album could very well be considered a progressive metal album; going from punk-influenced speed riffs to slow pounding sludge riffs, each transition executed perfectly. Unlike most prog, instead of having jagged, angular time changes, they have incredibly smooth, linear transitions. One second you'll be slow-banging to a crushing doomy riff, then without any extravagant wankery the pace will instantly pick up into some frantic heavy metal. The mixing does justice to the song writing, displaying the band working as a perfect cohesive unit. Laid on top of all of this is the vocals, best described simply as distorted yelling. These types of vocals probably don't seem too appealing, but they work well with this type of music.

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