All the way from Manila (Philippines), Basalt Shrine caught us completely by surprise with the most unnerving and intense Sludge record we have heard in a very long time. Their upcoming album "From Fiery Tongues" is so disturbing and heavy that Cult Of Luna might sound like children's lullabies compared to Basalt Shrine.
I remember watching some of those Asian horror movies when they were widely available for the first time in the West. Those movies were so creepy and horrifying compared to the usual horror movies I grew up with. Well... That same feeling crept up on me when I heard "From Fiery Tongues" for the first time. The intensity and depth in these movies gave me goosebumps and I experience the same while listening to this album over and over again.
Basalt Shrine is a Sludgy, Post-Metal Super Group with members from The Insektlife Cycle, Abanglupa, Dagtum, Imperial Airwaves, and Surrogate Prey. Their combined experience was bound to guarantee something amazing and they surely delivered!
For fans of Neurosis, Amenra, Yob, Isis, and Jesu.
Basalt Shrines' debut album "From Fiery Tongues" will be out on vinyl through Electric Spark this fall!