DOWNLOAD: Horseback - Ahriman
Chapel Hill, NC band Horseback is an exercise in contradictions. The band’s slow-paced, expansively-psychedelic instrumental backdrops form a strange juxtaposition with frontman Jenks Miller’s guttural growl. But on the group’s debut, Half Blood, which recently came out via Relapse Records, the combination works really well. You can see how on album-cut “Ahriman.” It's an explorative, complex number laced with grit-laden, death metal-esque vocals that you will either immediately adore or need a few minutes to digest.