Reign in Blonde’s Elise reminded me of my love of heavy space rock pioneers Failure with a post this morning about the vinyl re-release of their album Fantastic Planet. Never heard of Failure? If you’re a fan of Jupiter-era Cave In and, by extension, the whole Caspian/Constants/Junius axis of spaced-out heavy rock, then you definitely owe Failure a listen at the very least. And if you also dig the Quicksand/Helmet/[early]Deftones axis of heavy pseudo post-hardcore, this’ll be right up your alley.
Does the re-release of Fantastic Planet mean Failure will reunite? Who knows, but it’s certainly a possibility. Ken Andrews is doing quite fine for himself as a successful producer and mixer, so if a Failure reunion happens it’ll presumably be for the fun of it… which is a good thing.
Magnified is actually the Failure album with which I’m most familiar. I dig the title track, which Cave In actually covered at some point.