Pallbearer “I Saw the End” is Their Most Easily Accessible Song to Date

  • Axl Rosenberg

Like Mastodon and Ghost, Pallbearer are one of those metal bands that could potentially appeal to listeners who don’t normally dig metal. Their name isn’t too off-putting, there’s no screaming, there’s a somewhat retro vibe, and, of course, they write very good songs. They haven’t made a full-on run in that direction, Crack the Skye-style, but it’s not inconceivable that they could.

Their new song, “I Saw the End,’ is probably the closest they’ve come yet. It sounds like Sabbath covering a mid-’90s grunge semi-ballad. Seriously. Listen to those verses and tell me it would have seemed out of place on 120 Minutes.

(I’m not knocking Pallbearer, by the way. They pull it off, to be sure. I’m just making an observation.)

Check out “I Saw the End” below. The band’s new album, Heartless, comes out March 24 on Profound Lore. The band has some live dates coming up later this month; get those here. And don’t forget to check out our recent podcast interview with guitarist/vocalist Brett Campbell and bassist Joseph Rowland!

[via The PRP]

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