donderdag 22 april 2021

The Marigold – Apostate



The Marigold – Apostate
Sound Effect Records/Forbidden Place Records/Trepanation Records/Coffin & Bolt Records/Golden Robot Records – 2021
Sludge, Hardcore, Post, Metal, Grunge, Alternative, Stoner, Doom
Rated: ****

Founded in 1998 by Marco Campitelli, the Italian (now) three-piece The Marigold have returned with a new album entitled Apostate. And just like the one that came before it is produced by and featuring Toshi Kasai from the Melvins and mastered by Amaury Cambuzat from Faust and Ulan Bator. We’re served eight alternative, grunge and sludge rockers. Still highly alternative, it is without any doubt their most accessible piece of metal; with even catchy stoner and captivating doom moments interspersed throughout the record. The sound often moving more into Mike Patton or Tool territory. Aiding them on guitars is also Adam Harding (Dumb Numbers, Kidbug and Thor of the Swans), delivering those extra layers of string texture. The entire album is, simply put, so pleasing to the heavy rock loving ear that this will immediately become your favorite The Marigold album and puts that former wild Kanaval album from 2014 to pasture. Apostate seems to renounce much of that noise and experimental juice they produced on their earlier records, and moves distinctly into high point territory; seeing the waves of noise crash just before their feet. Highly inspirational; and a luscious take on the alternative metal sound!  

(Written by JK)




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