The Little Rock, Arkansas doomsters Pallbearer made a seismic impact on the underground metal map with their aqueous, spaced-out 2012 debut album Sorrow And Extinction. Next week, they’ll follow it up with their sophomore album Foundations Of Burden, and the new LP pushes their melodic, expansive, higher-than-the-sun sound way beyond its logical conclusions. We’ve already posted its first single, the 10-minute monsterpiece “The Ghost I Used To Be,” and that’s actually one of the shorter songs on the album. Meanwhile, one of the few songs that comes in under the 10-minute mark is “Ashes,” which sounds vaguely like second-album Bon Iver. This is a weird, ambitious, fascination, and thoroughly ass-kicking album, and now you can stream the whole thing at Pitchfork.
Foundations Of Burden is out 8/19 on Profound Lore.