For a band that have only been together 8 months, Virginia’s UNSACRED certainly have their act together. They play a melange of old-school hardcore, crust punk, black metal, and a little post-rock for good measure. It’s vile, filthy, in-your-face stuff, and you need to check them out immediately. Three Sisters is the band’s follow up to their ultra-limited cassette release, Where the Light Dims, and it’s an improvement in every way. The songs are tighter, the production is cleaner, and the atmosphere is even more angry and menacing. The opening song, “I Carry the Weight Alone” begins with a doomy guitar part that morphs into a blackened hardcore tornado. Somehow the band manages to make this odd concoction work – a feat that’s all the more impressive considering the song is only 3 minutes long. The next two songs follow roughly the same blueprint and are just as good. The final song, “Torch Circle”, clocks in at 7 minutes and is an epic slab of lumbering post-metal. Three Sisters is out August 14th, get it.
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