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Band: Loincloth

Postby Bernardo on Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:08 pm

I'm psyched, I just found out that these guys are back in action and releasing a full length in january. I'm pre-ordering this shit right now. Looks like Pen Rollings left, but there are two new tracks online, and they still sound great, maybe slightly less sludgy. Their facebook page has two new songs, which have been on repeat here for the last fifteen minutes:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Loinclot ... 1466700945

For anyone not down with it, here's their old demo, back from when Pen was still a member, it's incredible, and sounds great, too:

http://thelivingdoorway.blogspot.com/20 ... -2003.html

Can be streamed here:

http://www.myspace.com/fuckfalsemetal
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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby OrthodoxEaster on Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:15 pm

My favorite remotely contemporary metal band, unless you consider Gore a remotely contemporary metal band.

It's a pity that Pen Rollings is gone from the lineup but his absence is barely felt on the two new tracks I've heard from the forthcoming album. So atonal and bizarre it's almost avant-garde, yet totally lacking the clinical tendencies, stiffness, and goofy vocals of something like Meshuggah. Insanely powerful and alinear drumming. Chugging left-field guitar. Complex metal sans bullshit and frills. I fucking LOVED the Loincloth demo (excerpted on the 7-inch). I am beyond psyched for the full-length

Not crap, fuck false waffles.

Oh, and Tannon Penland's other project, Gauchiste, also seems worth pursuit. Way more animated and creative than say, Sunn O))), but perhaps capable of winning over a few of their fans.
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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby Bernardo on Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:35 pm

I'm really into Confessor, the band that the rhythm section played / plays in, but I'm sure the singing will be a dealbreaker for a lot of people with that group. Reminds me of the guy in Queensryche:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42FNSeh28g8

Took me a long while getting used to, but I love this band now.

Never heard of Tannon before Loincloth, will check out his other stuff.
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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby Bernardo on Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:10 am

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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby OrthodoxEaster on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:21 am

Bernardo wrote:I'm really into Confessor, the band that the rhythm section played / plays in, but I'm sure the singing will be a dealbreaker.


They're tough to ignore. I'd be lying if I said I loved them. In fact, I seem to recall hearing instrumental rough mixes of Confessor material in a friend's car in the early '90s. Kinda great. On the other hand, the combined freakish effect of those vocals plus Confessor's totally knotted music is something I can't help but respect. But, even all these years later, I'm still not totally certain that it's for me.

Glad you're digging Gauchiste. LP coming soon.

As for Loincloth, the new songs I've heard are more compact, a little less drawn-out and less riff-driven. Brighter maybe. Not so much "metal songs" as these tight blasts of constantly changing rhythm. But played fluidly, not deliberately choppy or flashy.
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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby Bernardo on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:26 am

True, I get the feeling the new material won't include anything like this, unfortunately:

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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby Bernardo on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:35 am

btw, I had never watched this before, excellent sound and a song that's not on the full lengths:

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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby 154 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:23 am

I liked the demo I heard on here years ago. (Probably) Not Crap.

Anyone into that stuff would probably like the Electroquarterstaff Lp 'Gretsky'. It's in a similar vein (complex, instrumental, weird), but with more blast beats.

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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby Ty Webb on Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:13 pm

I love that Electroquarterstaff record.

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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby joeschmo on Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:10 pm

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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby Bernardo on Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:36 pm

By the time the EQ record came out I'd had my fill of notey twists-and-turns metal, but I'll get to it eventually.

I have to say that if Loincloth had come out with a full length right away (not that EQ did) I might have paid less attention. The demo was the right size for my ever-shortening attention span.
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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby Bernardo on Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:08 pm

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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby Bro Shark on Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:20 pm

I'm fucking nuts for Confessor. Will be buying this Loincloth item as soon as humanly possible. They have another thing going called Far and Away, which I'm not totally sold on yet but seems to be coming together nicely.
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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby Bernardo on Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:26 pm

tarblackvomit wrote:I'm fucking nuts for Confessor. Will be buying this Loincloth item as soon as humanly possible.


I already placed an order, actually.

Will look for info on the other project you mentioned.

EDIT: found it

http://www.reverbnation.com/farandaway

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Far-and- ... 2405167945
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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby Bro Shark on Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:50 pm

Bernardo wrote:I already placed an order, actually.


Where.
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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby 154 on Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:52 pm

The new Loincloth stuff sounds pretty cool. I sort of miss the 'melodic' scale-y stuff from the demo, but the rhythms are equally unpredictable, yet flowing.

The Confessor stuff, heh, I couldn't get more than 30 seconds into it. It reminded me of the Geddy Lee episode of Aqua Teen.
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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby Bernardo on Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:58 pm

tarblackvomit wrote:
Bernardo wrote:I already placed an order, actually.


Where.


The Southern Lord webstore, it's there
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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby OrthodoxEaster on Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:42 am

The new Loincloth album, Iron Balls of Steel, will probably end up being my favorite release of 2012. Ok, the year is two weeks long, but I seriously doubt anything else is gonna come close.

There is so much information crammed into these 16 little thunderclaps I just dunno where to begin. Total chug metal that avoids cliches and never goes where you expect it to. Nothing goofy about it except the band name and titles. Weird mournful melodies, all kinds of production flourishes (slowed down tape, feedback overdubs, cut frequencies, mysterious fade outs) that fuck w/your head. Way more to it than just constantly changing, atonal rhythmic bashing, but a ton of that, too. And there's zero channel surfing here; I wouldn't describe this stuff as spastic in the least, even though it doesn't usually groove. There's a real streamlined elegance to it. Clattering, rumbling drumming that is so intricate it almost defies comprehension--yet never detracts from the riffs. Solid, guttural bass that somehow manages to keep up. Alternately soaring and killing guitars full of emotion and heft and these occasionally bizarre notes and chords that just hang atop everything. Christ, it blows my mind that someone actually wrote the songs on this record. Monolithic yet frightfully intricate in an extremely good way. Almost too dense and claustrophobic to deal w/ but so worth it. I feel either shot full of adrenaline or completely spent when I'm done listening to this album, depending on my mood. No wonder it took them like eight years to get around to recording it. What a goddamn trip.
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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby Bernardo on Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:50 am

Glad to read this. My LP + t-shirt shipped today, yay!
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Re: Band: Loincloth

Postby Bernardo on Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:08 pm

The entire record is up for streaming at

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/129 ... -of-steel/
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