Devil's Flower

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    Originally released in 2005 and then (officially, but now OOP) by R.A.I.G. in 2006, "Salt the Wound" is already considered a milestone within the stoner rock underground. It clearly stormed and swept the scene with its' sincere and emotionally-charged qualities, comparable to the likes of Neil Young's starving curiosity on his early albums, Neurosis' thoughtful later ones, Caustic Resin's spaced-out ones and The God Machines' only two mournful albums, while delivering a genuine, graphic and terrestrial diatribe with an impact that is still throbbing nowdays.

    "Salt The Wound" brilliantly starts with "Lazarus": a slow-paced and darkly North Carolina Appalachian-blues ballad that gradually builds up into a sonic statement of abrasive electric guitars, steady and acumen theremin flickering and feverish synths, which create this impressive cosmic wizardry the acclaimed masterpiece that it is. From the attack in full force through the foggy-blackened upbeat of "Death By Horses" to the acidic bubbling doom of the "Devil's Flower" to the monolithic instrumental hard rock of "Thin The Herd" and back again to the hazy (and also instrumental) space-rock dirge of "Norpo", "Salt The Wound" is a rare uncut diamond of surreal sludge beauty that should be referred to as a contemporary classic. We still can't believe it went out of print and we are honored to be the ones to reissue it.

    Remastered and comes with new artwork and two studio tracks from the original 2005 release that were not featured on the R.A.I.G reissue. Courtesy of HCB Records / Israel.
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from Salt the Wound (2012), released May 12, 2012


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