Sourvein don’t put out an album all that often, but when they do, you can pretty much bet they mean it. Black Fangs follows a trilogy of EPs and a host of splits with the likes of Church of Misery, Rabies Caste and Blood Island Raiders, and is the North Carolinian band’s first full-length since 2002′s Will to Mangle. After more lineup changes than I think anyone can count behind frontman T-Roy Medlin, Sourvein 2011 is a lethal sludge force imbued with all the recklessness of the Dirty South in which the band makes its home.
Joined on bass by Dave Sherman of Maryland doomers Earthride for the first time for the pre-release supporting tours (see comments below), Black Fangs is a feedback-caked melee of crusty aggression. Flooded with riffs and dirty groove, the band sounds more stoned and more pissed than ever, Medlin leading the charge from far back in the mix with his disenfranchised screams.
Candlelight Records, the label bold enough to unleash such a monster, and Earsplit PR were kind enough to allow me permission to premiere the song “Night Eyes” from Black Fangs, which you’ll find on the player below. Hope you dig it:
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Sourvein is T-Roy Medlin (vocals), King James (guitar), Dave Sherman (bass) and Jeffrie “Kong” Moen (drums). Black Fang is out June 21, 2011, on Candlelight. More info at Sourvein‘s Facebook page.
Tags: Candlelight, Carolina Beach, North Carolina, Sourvein