Barren Earth - Curse Of The Red River CD
Barren Earth's Curse of the Red River is not an easy piece of art to define and describe to anyone who has never heard the music. There's 70s progressive rock, married with mid-career Amorphis, mixed with modern death-doom, seasoned with a dash or Opeth-esque newer progressive sort of metal, and left to simmer for a good five hours in a wood-fired oven in a cast iron pot. With herbs, coarse sea salt and oxtail. It's really a mixture of epic proportions, and really should turn into a hotchpotch pile of burned junk, but it works. Wonderfully.