Bone Dance Snakecharmers

Bone Dance Snakecharmers
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Boise, ID's Bone Dance have yet to receive the recognition they so deserve. The group are intense, describing themselves as "utter, desert-driven nihilism" and they mean it. Bone Dance combine elements of hardcore, extreme metal, sludge and doom into an asphyxiating, heavy sound that yields comparisons to Botch, Coalesce, Gaza and Converge. Following last year's self-titled full-length, their 2010 EP, Snakecharmers, is now getting a proper reissuing via Melotov. Grimy and full of aggression, the three-track EP starts off with the annihilating "Dirge," featuring raw, powerful grooves, dissonant tones, chugging guitars and miserable, angst-filled vocals. Clamorous drumming and fast, muddy riffs set the pace for "Devil's Arithmetic" and "Birds Singing (Wolves Licking Blood)," which also showcase slower, sludge-esque rhythms layered with cacophonous noise. Throughout Snakecharmers, the atmosphere is dismal and uneasy, which complements the EP's tense, chaotic sound and disturbing new artwork. (Melotov)