It’s one hell of a month for heavy sludgy music from New Orleans. In fact, this coming Tuesday, May 27th, will be one of the swampiest, riffiest sickest release dates in recent history. Both Crowbar and Eyehategod will be releasing albums next Tuesday. And while the two albums are two sides of the same coin, you can listen to both of them now on Pitchfork before they come out. You’ve already known that Eyehategod‘s self-titled album is streaming online. Now it turns out that Crowbar’s is too.
Is the band’s first album in three years worth the wait? On first listen, absolutely. We’re talking about an album that Kirk Windstein felt strong enough to leave Down for. Ten albums deep, you know what you’re getting with Crowbar, and that’s absolutely a good thing. One of the highlights of the album is “Symbolic Suicide,” a tribute to Type O Negative’s Peter Steele that appropriates the early, more hardcore side of Type O.
You can pre-order the album here.