Sunday, March 04, 2007

SLOW HORSE - SLOW HORSE (1998)

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This obscure slice of melodic doom is the eponymous debut of New York's SLOW HORSE. Highly recommended to fans of SAINT VITUS and THE OBSESSED. Much like the aforementioned, what separates SLOW HORSE from the pack is a top-notch vocalist, Dan Bukszpan. Bukszpan actually reminds me a great deal of Wino, riding the immense riffs and grooves with a clean and melodic delivery (without sounding "operatic"). Highlights include the eight-minute warhorse "All Good Intentions", featuring lots of melodic wah guitar and extended instrumental breakdowns, and a cover of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game". The whole record is solid, and should be a big hit among the G.O.M.E. faithful (the majority of whom seem to really enjoy downloading the albums, but neglect to leave comments...tap-tap...is this thing on?).

1. Lick My Wounds
2. All Good Intentions
3. Wicked Game
4. When Are You Coming Home?
5. No One Wants You When You're Down
6. What's the Use?

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4 comments:

Gavin said...

Another band i've been meaning to check out but never got round to it, looking forward to hearing this

many thanks

Big Jack said...

Glad I could help, Gavin. Let me know what you think. I think it's a damn solid record. Now if only I could track down Slow Horse II...

Bourbon said...

Damn! This is a sweet site. Thanks for the great Slow Horse. Picked up an Earthride and the Obsessed as well. Doom til Death. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Nice site you've got here!! Since i can't find Slow horse in any other blog i'd like to request a reup for the two albums if possible please cuz both are dead.
Saludos!