Omens And Portents II: Carrion Crow
Label: Southern Lord
Try hard enough and the lumbering nine-minute opener, "Omens and Portents 1: The Driver," might resemble a Canned Heat tune on Quaaludes, based on an aptly encumbered riff that clears a path for the spacious, spacey instrumentals that follow. Washed in guitar distortion and propped up with piano, "Rise to Glory" and "Hung from the Moon" move with the grinding gait of tectonic plates. Heavy.