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Batillus Slam You Into the “Concrete”

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Is it just me, or does “Concrete,” the new track from Batillus, sound almost… upbeat? Pitchfork, who debuted the track, call it “funky doom,” and rightfully place a large portion of the credit with drummer Geoff Summers:

“It must have been tempting for [Summers] to play this one straight, to pound slowly and steadily behind the crew’s thick gray washes of guitar, bass and synthesizer. Instead, he chops the space like he’s in a wildly different group, cracking his snare in a loop of syncopation. You’ll need to reconsider that slow, simple headbang.”

Add to that Fade Kainer’s vocals, which call to mind Mike Patton on Faith No More’s “Jizzlobber” (a song that, funny enough, features the lyric “I’m ready to make love to concrete”), and you have a doom song that really sounds like no other doom song of which I’m aware. Just when you thought the genre might finally have run out of new tricks… here come Batillus!

Check out “Concrete” here. It will appear on Batillus’ new album, Concrete Sustain, which comes out March 19 on Seventh Rule.

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