Following the recent unveiling of their latest long player, A Black Sea, St. Louis doom metal night stalkers, THE LION’S DAUGHTER, spew forth “Gods Much More Terrible.” A fully collaborative effort between THE LION’S DAUGHTER and somber folk collective/fellow St. Louis occupants, Indian Blanket, A Black Sea is a torrid sound collage of dark and light recorded, mixed and mastered by Gabe Usery (Fister) at Encapsulated Studios in St. Louis. Now streaming courtesy of Decibel Magazine, second track “Gods Much More Terrible” plays out like the soundtrack to a doomsday Western.
Comments guitarist/vocalist Rick Giordano: “‘Gods Much More Terrible’ was actually the very first song that THE LION’S DAUGHTER ever wrote back in 2007. As we continued writing, songs became faster and more intricate, and this song got left in the dust. We always liked it but were never sure exactly what to do with it until [Indian Blanket vocalist/guitarist/banjoist] Joe Andert began playing his banjo along to an old recording. Together with Joe we built a new song on top of the skeleton of the first song we had ever written. The song is set in an old western town facing the apocalypse. It’s the idea of civilized but somewhat primitive people facing a blazing disaster they cannot understand and placing responsibility on the only thing they know to fall on; God. Whether that refers to their Christian God, something more sinister, or just the power of Mother Nature is left open to interpretation. But the basic premise was something like the ending of High Plains Drifter with a small old town in a panic as it burns to the ground. It’s a bit of an epic, but worth journeying through the inferno to the ending when the sky opens and swallows you whole. I also think that lyrically, it’s a perfect blend of both bands… Old West meets the Apocalypse.
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Additionally, adventurous souls can still sample “Wolves,” currently streaming via Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION.
Forged in 2007, THE LION’S DAUGHTER was born out of a hatred for the insincere and uninspired cookie-cutter fodder of mainstream metal. They take notes from black metal and doom, but live by no musical limitations and are driven to please no audience but themselves, their most recent work serving as a prime example of their play-to-please-no-one credo. Previous releases include two self-released EPs, a 12″ split with Fister (Hands Up Records, 2011), and the full length Shame On Us All(Pissfork, 2012), which Cvlt Nation described as a, “hard-hitting blast of bruising riffs that will surely leave you drained from start to finish.”
A Black Sea is officially available via the Good Die Young Music webstore. This LP is a two-hundred-fifty pressing with fifty limited edition, all white pressings available and includes a digital download of the album with bonus track, “Moonshiner.” Order your copy HERE.