Circumambulation - RELAPSE
FILTER Grade: 84%
By Paula Meija on August 1, 2013
There’s been a shift toward exploring sludgy, metal-steeped sounds, made accessible by balancing equal footing with shoegaze and drone overtones (see: Deafheaven, Pallbearer). Texas trio True Widow has released a quiet masterpiece of a third album, Circumabulation, an unassuming take on those shoegaze-singed soundscapes. It comes on slow, seeping into your memory through dusty riffs as expansive as Texas plains. Ear-numbing drones blend beautifully on sprawlers such as “Four Teeth,” with vocals throttling in and through each other, and through you.