Thursday, 17 June 2010


It is entirely possible that Palehorse have a mission, and that that mission is to create the most unlistenable dirge that can be imagined. And there's a lot of evidence to support this idea. They have no guitars, instead favouring two basses turned up to 11 backed by powerful drums. Vocals are mostly delivered in the form of guttural screaming; and the lyrical matter doesn't exactly make for feel good hits of the summer. Palehorse are wilfully abrasive, noisy and unpleasant.

But that kind of suggests that they're just a bunch of talentless bastards smashing at their instruments with hammers and spitting on people; and that simply isn't the case.

They don't just try to bludgeon the listener into submission with a savage aural battering; they write songs that are far more intelligent and far less predictable than that. I'd call it post-sludge; but that sounds desperately pretentious. Pretend you never read that.

Fuck it. Here's what Palehorse have to say on the matter.

"Palehorse write and play music. Palehorse do not wear special clothes to do this. Palehorse do not have special artwork to create the right mood or ambience. Palehorse don't come up with verbose explanations about the meaning of their music. If you wish to judge the music we write based on what we look like, what we say or how we act then it's your business, but it seems a bit silly to us..."

Yeah, that sounds about right to me. The only thing I would add is that Palehorse are probably about a million times better than anything else you might be listening to right now.

Wikipedia: nope

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