Refractory Obdurate, the new album from former 16 Horsepower frontman David Eugene Edwards’s Wovenhand project, somehow walks the line between blackened, apocalyptic roots music and scorched-earth postpunk. Converge frontman Jacob Bannon’s Deathwish Inc. label — a label that generally focuses on way-out hardcore and metal — is releasing the album, and it’s somehow heavier than most of the stuff that comes out on that label. It is a monster of an album. We previously posted the early track “Hiss,” and that was awesome. But now you can stream the whole album at Pitchfork. You should do that.
Refractory Obdurate is out 4/29 on Deathwish Inc.