Skullflower / Malediction
Album: Malediction   Collection:General
Artist:Skullflower   Added:Jul 2011
Label:Second Layer Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-07-24 Pull Date: 2011-09-25 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Sep 18 Sep 11 Sep 4 Aug 21 Aug 14 Aug 7 Jul 31
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 26, 2011: Ghost Trees (cont..)
Drenched In Moonsblood (Waxing Gibbous)
4. Sep 13, 2011: Morning Songs
Drenched In Moonsblood (Waxing Gibbous)
2. Sep 25, 2011: Sunday Blasphemy
Ghostbitch Of Blackflame
5. Sep 09, 2011: Songs: CANTAN
A'arab Zaraq - Ravens Of The Burning Of God
3. Sep 16, 2011: sounds
Ghostbitch Of Blackflame
6. Sep 07, 2011: Brownian Motion
Drenched In Moonsblood (Waxing Gibbous)

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2011-07-20
Noisy metallic drone. Skullflower are noise legends and this recording finds the band reuniting with the original drummer, Stuart Dennison, from the nineties. This is free, loose, buzzy, fuzzed, static psych-informed noise noise noise. Manic distortion and swirling guitar squeals play off of some distant shouting vocals, cello, and violin. Heavily layered, primitive, messy, loud, and just brutal. Fans of Family Underground, Sunn O))), and Gang Wizard take note. No FCCs.

1. Droning heavy guitar noise and squalling sustained feedback with bashing drum kit abuse here and there. Relentless distorted guitar urgent texture. (24:16)
2. Vague rock rhythm opens with metal-like overdriven noodling, loose 2-chord structure to the drone. (10:01)
3. Less aggressive but more subtly menacing, dark, dreary, hypnotic, and circular. Cuts out abruptly. (17:45)

Track Listing
1. A'arab Zaraq - Ravens Of The Burning Of God   2. Ghostbitch Of Blackflame
  3. Drenched In Moonsblood (Waxing Gibbous)