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STREAM ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2012 SO FAR: 7 HORNS 7 EYES’ THROES OF ABSOLUTION

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7 Horns 7 Eyes - Throes of Absolution

I’ve been raving about it for months: I selected it as an Album That Will Fuck Your Face Off in January, we premiered the opening cut in February, and we’ve generally been posting about it any time we’re given any excuse to. And now’s your chance to finally hear it: 7 Horns 7 Eyes amazing debut album Throes of Absolution is streaming in full right now at No Clean Singing.

If iTunes play counts were the sole determinant, Throes would be my de facto #1 album of 2012 so far. Here’s what I had to say about it a few months back:

Throes is intensely dark and foreboding, unrelentingly heavy and crushing, all the while uniquely melodic, artful and overtly DRAMATIC — similar to Nevermore. But where Warrel Dane’s patented croon defined a big part of Nevermore’s sound, 7 Horns 7 Eyes are all ball-rattling, bone-shaking, deep, deep, DEEP growls. The kind that would literally scare small children. And yes, make no mistake about it: this metal is technical in nature (as if Loomis’ involvement didn’t tip you off), so there are plenty of ever-shifting time-signatures, classical-inspired melodies and beautifully-crafted guitar solos to go around. Prog metal and death metal fans alike should find a whole lot to love about this album.

Stream it now at No Clean Singing. The Soundcloud embed is wonky so you’ll have to use the custom player below it; make sure you select Track 1 before starting. Throes of Absolution is out now via Basick Records.

-VN

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