L’antietam – Dark Brew & Rock Bottom

July 20, 2012

After weeks of scouring the interwebz, I finally found the records I’ve been patiently waiting to hear for years. These are the final recording’s of L’antietam, the band that introduced me and so many of my friends into the scene that we now love. Family and Arthur Carr will always have a special place in my heart, and are still extremely enjoyable to listen to today. But enough about me, already.

Dark Brew is a 6 minute long, 4 part hardcore head-rush of a song. The pace is unrelenting and the guitars are bludgeoning.  The song shifts periodically in mood, but never lets up on intensity. This is L’antietam at their heaviest and grungiest, and it feels so good. Rock Bottom, on the other hand, feels like a continuation of where the band left off with Arthur Carr. It’s moody, full of tempo changes, and retains the interwoven, subtle melodies that first attracted me to the band. It’s bittersweet, finally hearing the songs I’ve anticipated for years, but knowing that I’ll never see this band again. If you’re into it, I suggest buying the double 7″ quickly. I’m sure it’s going to sell out.

Give em your money.

Give it a listen.

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