Pinkish Black - Razed To The Ground

I wrote a bunch about Pinkish Black when we heard the lead/title track to be released from their forthcoming LP, Razed To The Ground, so I won’t repeat all that here, except to say that I think it’s an outstanding album, an improvement on their excellent 2012 debut. “Kites And Vultures” is the second track to premiere from Razed and it’s a pretty different look: grinding, atonal, primal industrial-goth, with hints of Bauhaus, the Birthday Party, and Godflesh. Pinkish Black are a band with deep, longstanding ties to the metal scene, and are most often treated in the industry as a metal band, though always with some consternation: “Is this really metal? This isn’t really metal.” It’s really not metal. But it’s heavy as fuck. Listen.

Razed To The Ground is out 9/17 via Century Media.

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  1. Lovely. It’s going to be one heck of a day when I come across metal coverage where the discussion over whether the band in question is actually metal or not isn’t raised. There’s got to be some sort of resolution for this problem, no? I’m no metal scene pro, so I couldn’t say, but maybe metal just needs to loosen their black boots a bit and live in a world where everything isn’t so black or black.

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