The menacing six-plus-minute demonstration of deviance comes courtesy of INDIAN’s newly-released From All Purity full-length. A corrosive audio collage where tar-black doom unites with expansive waves of noise to create a near smothering sensation of revulsion, suffering, and imminent degeneration, the six-track From All Purity, which debuted at #24 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, is the true sound of the earth dying.
Recorded at Electrical Audio and Soma Studios in Chicago with engineer/co-producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Yob, Samothrace), From All Purity has reaped the love of fans and media globally. In an 8.2/10 score, Pitchfork calls the record, “commanding and well-crafted,” adding that “this is the strongest they’ve ever sounded,” Hit The Floor names it, “the most vicious and scathing pieces of bleak recorded hatred you will hear all year,” Metal Insider points out that, “it’s almost as if INDIAN aren’t playing their instruments so much as abusing them and we are allowed to witness this display of musical debauchery like some sickening peep show,” while MetalSucks commends the record’s “gnarled brilliance” furthering that, “it’s just so fucking ugly and unpleasant that, unless you’re in the mood to go looking for diamonds in the vomit-encrusted rough, it can sound like an endless, sickly death march…. INDIAN know that doom’s slowness can be used to stretch out one’s concept of time to submerge whoever’s listening into something truly vicious.” Lambgoat agrees, “With their fifth full-length, INDIAN builds upon a key fact that should define their music: beauty through dissonance… It’s noisy, unpleasant, and vicious in its sludge/doom attack; all qualities that make From All Purity a strong release.” Adds Metal Injection, “Far from a mere Eyehategod or Neurosis clone, INDIAN are a well-rounded quintet capable of appealing to fans of groups as disparate as Batillus, Pelican or High On Fire.”
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In related news, the Chicagoan misanthropes will head overseas this Spring for a short bout of onstage rituals alongside labelmates Inter Arma and Windhand on select dates. The international excursion includes a performance at this year’s Roadburn gala. North American dates will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Finally, check out what’s haunting their headphones with INDIAN’s Decibrity Playlist now playing at Decibel HERE
INDIAN Tour Dates
w/ Inter Arma
4/04/2014Kavka – Antwerp, BE
4/05/2014 Iduna – Drachten, NL
4/06/2014 Luftschlossfabrik – Flensburg, DE
4/09/2014 KB18 – Copenhagen, DK w/ 16, Grime
w/ Windhand, Inter Arma
4/10/2014 Doom Over Leipzig – Leipzig, DE
4/11/2014 AJZ – Bielefeld, DE
4/12/2014 013 Venue – Tilburg, NL