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Brooklyn, NY quartet Crooked Man displays discernible post metal heaviness with elements of atmospheric reflection on their eponymous four-track EP. This release intertwines songs driven both by crunchy riff and rollicking percussion combos (“Crucifer”) and waves of shimmering guitar and cymbals alike (“Shades of Agulera”), exhibiting the versatile skill set this NYC troupe possesses. Haunting prairie rock and fragile indie rock also play major parts in the carefully constructed compositions, drawing comparisons to Cave In jamming out with Radiohead (“The Parting Gift”). Crooked Man has developed an intriguing sound that champions a charming slice of southern doom and Americana as played through progressively minded metallic filters, making an auspicious debut release for fans of adventurous heaviness. -Mike SOS
- Mike SOS