The first thing that stands out about Bison B.C.‘s Lovelessness is that the band’s sound definitely lives up to the name. It’s as if prehistoric bison are roaming the earth and beating the shit out of each other.
The album’s opening track, “An Old Friend,” puts you right in that scenery; a descending guitar harmony into a pummeling stomp that pervades the landscape. The songs are epic sludge-fests that are well thought-out and pay homage to early doom metal. With tracks like “Anxiety Puke/Lovelessness” clocking in at 9:03 and “Blood Music” at 10:46, Bison B.C. take you on a grudge-fueled journey of pain reminiscent of Entombed on bison-sized ‘roids.
Highlighted with short subtle harmonies, the guitar work on Lovelessness is heavy and to the point. Couple that with massive vocal scream by lead singer James Farwell and precise drum work by Matt Wood, Bison B.C. stampede through your ear hole from start to finish.
Lovelessness is out now on Metal Blade Records.