6 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bison B.C.’s third studio album isn’t a huge departure, which may or may not be why the opening song was titled “An Old Friend.” With mastodon-sized riffs oozing a primordial sludge over anvil-heavy rhythms and throat-grating yells, the song plays with the familiar warmth of a longtime companion or an old jean jacket that feels like a second skin. Still, songs like the nine-minute epic "Anxiety Puke/Lovelessness" take cavernous twists and turns to reveal that at the molten core of Lovelessness, Bison B.C. is confidently experimenting with more progressive arrangements than ever before. “Last and First Things” is another long one that stretches out for eight minutes and 10 seconds. But rather than bludgeon listeners with a relentless onslaught of steroidal doom metal, the song travels through peaks and valleys of a varied sonic landscape. This is partially thanks to in-demand metal producer Sanford Parker, who helped Bison B.C. forge new textures like undulating guitar distortion and giant swirls of feedback that add a dimension of near-psychedelia.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bison B.C.’s third studio album isn’t a huge departure, which may or may not be why the opening song was titled “An Old Friend.” With mastodon-sized riffs oozing a primordial sludge over anvil-heavy rhythms and throat-grating yells, the song plays with the familiar warmth of a longtime companion or an old jean jacket that feels like a second skin. Still, songs like the nine-minute epic "Anxiety Puke/Lovelessness" take cavernous twists and turns to reveal that at the molten core of Lovelessness, Bison B.C. is confidently experimenting with more progressive arrangements than ever before. “Last and First Things” is another long one that stretches out for eight minutes and 10 seconds. But rather than bludgeon listeners with a relentless onslaught of steroidal doom metal, the song travels through peaks and valleys of a varied sonic landscape. This is partially thanks to in-demand metal producer Sanford Parker, who helped Bison B.C. forge new textures like undulating guitar distortion and giant swirls of feedback that add a dimension of near-psychedelia.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
JRILEYSIMON

Nice

It's nice to hear something that's actually real metal. Good work...

FROGGLE ROCK

Cheers!!!

If u are into sludge/stoner/doom,rock/ metal, BUY IT!!!! Hell buy all their albums!!!

MEspo4Life

Canada's Finest

These guys keep getting better with each release.They are approching Mastodon greatness I dare say.I wish I tunes would put up their debut Earthbound,it really rocks.

About Bison B.C.

Canadian doom metal outfit Bison B.C. (or sometimes just Bison) grew out of the fertile ground of popular Vancouver "skate-thrash" band S.T.R.E.E.T.S. The quartet, which features guitarist/vocalist James Farwell, guitarist/vocalist Dan And, bass player Masa Anzai, and drummer Brad MacKinnon, brought its punk and hardcore roots to the sludge metal slab for its debut album, Earthbound, which eventually caught the ear of Metal Blade Records. The resulting Quiet Earth, produced by Jesse Gander (3 Inches of Blood, Subhumans), was released in 2008, followed by Dark Ages in 2010, Lovelessness in 2012, the One Thousand Needles EP in 2014, and You Are Not the Ocean You Are the Patient in 2017. ~ James Christopher Monger

ORIGIN
Vancouver, British Columbia, Cana
GENRE
Rock

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