Seattle industrial punk standbys Haunted Horses return for their second LP, DEAD MEAT, now out on Sixwix Releases. Casting sonic hexes since 2009, the band combines drummer Myke Pelly’s dynamite-blast style with the gruesome art-punk/industrial sludge of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Colin Dawson. Together, they are synced in a dystopic union sure to inspire noise complaints.
On their latest release, Haunted Horses deliver an industrial hell-ride to remember, armed with disemboweling dissonance and frenetic noise-rock guitar lines. A nonstop horror atmosphere encircles the record from start to finish, lingering between intense feelings of doom and atonal bursts that leave you hanging for more. The duo’s live performance also ushers in the interactive night terror one would hope for. If you’re in the Pacific Northwest to catch their upcoming mini-tour with Daughters and Lingua Ignota, expect nothing short of an aural exorcism.
The second single from the record, “Vessel” is no exception to the formula that’s driven their success, chock full of aggressive gloom and surprising twists of sound that contort in delightfully unexpected ways. The songs are disassembled and rebuilt with moments of twisted remission that build to seething climaxes. Tension tethers the industrial-punk fragments together and forces us all to walk along the tightrope, but fortunately, it’s an enjoyable ride.
DEAD MEAT is streaming digitally via SIXWIX Releases. Pre-order for Limited Edition 12″ vinyl is now available.
Upcoming dates with Daughters, Lingua Ignota
- 11/30/19: Neumos (Seattle, WA)
- 12/1/19: Rickshaw Theatre (Vancouver, BC)
- 12/2/19: Bossanova Ballroom (Portland, OR)