Sightless Pit / Lockstep Bloodwar
Album: Lockstep Bloodwar   Collection:General - Loud
Artist:Sightless Pit   Added:Mar 2023
Label:Thrill Jockey Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2023-03-30 Pull Date: 2023-06-01 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: May 14 Apr 2
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 24, 2023: Music Casserole
False Epiphany (Feat Claire Rousay)
3. Apr 01, 2023: Music Casserole
False Epiphany (Feat Claire Rousay)
2. May 13, 2023: Virtually Happy
Futilities (Feat Foie Gras)

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2023-03-12
Dark heavy textured amalgam of what's usually thought of as electro, black metal, hip hop, ambient, noise, industrial. A creative mix that only a supergroup having a member of The Body could conjure. Vocals veer from ethereal to the trademark demonic banshee wail of The Body, to free style hip hop. This form of the supergroup again includes female poets (Moor Mother contributed to a previous). This is some advanced stuff not to be missed.

The Body and associates have likely done more to mix up these disparate genres than anyone. See also their recent related releases, collaborations (e.g. Uniform). Sightless Pit appears to be the cauldron. More excellent information on bandcamp including:

“Sightless Pit is Lee Buford (The Body) and Dylan Walker (Full of Hell) in alightment with: Midwife, Lane Shi Otayonii, YoshimiO, Gangsta Boo, Crownovhornz, Foie Gras, claire rousay, Chrissy Wolpert, Frukwan, Industrial Hazard, Michael Berdan”

1) (5:27) slow simple sparse beat to start, remains chill, esp at end, very quiet calm before storm 2) (4:24) rhythmic with hip hop delivered vocals toward end 3) (5:15) brutally harsh, screams, rugged, tough to start but steers into ambience 4) (5:20) pulsing pensive with big crashes, enter screamo vocs then goes double time ratchets up 5) (4:40) gets into some heavy industrial sense with text delivered poetry 6)* (5:40) rhythmic slow beat swirling ambient weirdness 7) (3:14)hip hop vocs are in front, sharp contrast to Buford’s screamo 8)* (4:11) super dense and noisey industrial plod, dark as shit with “evil” vocals 9)* (5:20) dark and cinematic, creepy childlike poem delivery Bill C. 3/23

Track Listing
1. Resin On A Knife (Feat Midwife)   5. Low Orbit (Feat Frukwan & Industrial Hazard)
2. Calcified Glass (Feat YoshimiO & Gangsta Boo)   6. False Epiphany (Feat Claire Rousay)
3. Flower to Tomb (Feat Lane Shi Otayonii)   7. Shiv (Feat Crownovhornz)
4. Lockstep Bloodwar   8. Morning Of A Thousand Lights
  9. Futilities (Feat Foie Gras)