REVIEW: Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction

On the strength of a three-song demo from 2010, Little Rock, Arkansas’s Pallbearer quickly became one of the most talked-about names in metal’s catty, cantankerous underground. Fast-forward a year and a half or so, and Pallbearer’s debut full-length Sorrow and Extinction on new label home Profound Lore offers marble-chiseled proof that the demo was no mere fluke; these four men have conjured something elemental.

Pallbearer feels at times like the apotheosis of a particular vision of traditional doom, a needle’s eye through which has been threaded the mournful but destructive stomp…

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