Cult Leader – “A Patient Man” LP
Delivering exactly the kind of extreme music expected of Deathwish Records: sonic violence straight out of the Dillinger/Converge school of technical, fast and heavy, and, like Deafheaven, unafraid to open a more melodic channel when neccessary. The vocals are often in a grindcore style, not dissimilar to Nails. But then, this remarkable album can turn a corner and suprise you with a more progressive, brooding vibe that is more in keeping with the Swans. Broad in its palete, this never gets one-dimensional or repititious. The over riding themes are epic, and intense.