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DUNBARROW

III

BLUES FOR THE RED SUN


Format: LP
Cata No: BFTRS022LP
Barcode: 4046661705218
Format: CD
Cata No: BFTRS022CD
Barcode: 4046661705324
Every Dunbarrow album has a hauntingly classic sound of, in the band’s own
words, “an eerie rawness.” But their third album feels like you’ve discovered a
mysterious half-century old recording tucked away in a decrepit abandoned
mansion. Perhaps there’s a note attached, begging its courier to beware. Alas,
whoever possessed the tape apparently never survived. ...that is to say, it feels like there’s a solemn
story to this album, not just in the
lyrics, but in the sound itself. Much like
the eponymous debut of Black Sabbath,
the band uses subtle sound effects to
dramatically set the scene for its mostly
clean tones and masterful use of open
space for which the band has become
known. But unlike their first two albums,
this one does see the band branching
out just a bit into heavier, more distorted
guitars. The result is a much more
in-your-face sound, while retaining the
Haugesund, Norway quintet’s masterful
proto-metal sound.
The album opens with the sound of falling
rain as Lønning and Eirik Øvregård’s
guitars seep into the speakers like
funereal bells and haunted drones on
“Death That Never Dies.” Drummer Pål
Gunnar Dale slams down three snare
beats as bassist Sondre Berge Engedal
slinks in harmony over it all. Andersen’s
crisp vocals paint a bleak picture of
dark perdition until the band slips into
a swaggering piano-led coda reminiscent
of “Sabbra Cadabra.” The 7-minute
psychedelic folk masterpiece “Turn In
Your Grave” is the album centerpiece,
replete with mournfully shimmering
Mellotron and bleak folkloric lyrics. Its
hypnotically spinning guitar notes and
old European parlando-rubato singing
hearken to dark early Steeleye Span with
a sinister edge. “In My Heart” perfectly
showcases the band’s penchant for folk
based, yet head-banging riffs that break
with tradition that has stilted modern
heavy music.
“I think with this record, we have managed
to create our own unique sound
with its own Dunbarrow tag,” says the
band. With that sound comes the perfect
artwork: A cover illustration from the
early 1900’s by artist Harry Clarke from
his work for Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of
Mystery and Imagination.

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This title was released on 21 May 2021, other titles listed below:


DUNBARROW - III DUNBARROW
III

BLUES FOR THE RED SUN


MARC BARRECA - THE SLEEPER WAKES MARC BARRECA
THE SLEEPER WAKES

SCISSOR TAIL EDITIONS


MARINERO  - HELLA LOVE MARINERO
HELLA LOVE

HARDLY ART


MISTREATER - HELLS FIRE MISTREATER
HELLS FIRE

ON THE DOLE RECORDS


NILS FRAHM - GRAZ NILS FRAHM
GRAZ

ERASED TAPES


PAPIR - JAMS PAPIR
JAMS

STICKMAN RECORDS


PURPLEHANDS - INTIMATE FADES PURPLEHANDS
INTIMATE FADES

HIGH PRIESTESS


REFRIGERATOR - SO LONG TO FAREWELL REFRIGERATOR
SO LONG TO FAREWELL

SHRIMPER


SPIKE IN VAIN - DEATH DRIVES A CADILLAC SPIKE IN VAIN
DEATH DRIVES A CADILLAC

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