Dark Songs of the Prairie
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||Ramblin' In the Shadows||Across Tundras||8:42||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||If God Cuts You Down||Across Tundras||6:16||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Western Wind||Across Tundras||10:52||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Old Sexton||Across Tundras||3:37||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Ode to George, Parts 1 & 2||Across Tundras||6:31||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Dark Flower of the Prairie||Across Tundras||6:04||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Cosmic Retribution||Across Tundras||4:19||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Aura Lea, Maid of Golden Hair||Across Tundras||5:11||$1.69||View in iTunes|
Although the steady sluggish tempos would suggest that Across Tundras is a doom metal band, it's not that cut and dried of a case — as evidenced by their full-length debut, 2006's Dark Songs of the Prairie. Hailing from Denver, the group is comprised of former members of local hardcore outfits, but their sound is equal parts Neil Young & Crazy Horse jams (à la their classic "Cortez the Killer") and the modern-day ambient metal of Isis. The song structures are long and meandering (some would say even a bit mind numbing), while the mumbled/distant vocals are barely audible — it's clear by such selections as "If God Cuts You Down" that the group's main focus is the long instrumental passages. And just when you think that Across Tundras is all about maxing out the tubes in their amplifiers, along comes a track like "The Old Sexton," which is acoustic based (but yet again, includes mumble-mouth vocals). With their long metallic jams, Across Tundras certainly sticks out from the overcrowded metal pack.
Years Active: '00s