Introducing Bastard Tongue

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Bastard Tongue is a doom metal band featuring former members of Idealist. Their self-titled EP was produced by Evan King (formerly of Attalus) and debuts 1/12. You’ll be able to find it on their Bandcamp.

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Mark K
Mark K
January 13, 2018 4:57 am

Interesting to hear this. I’m not sure how much I care for it but it’s certainly hard to categorize! I wouldn’t call this doom metal although at some points it is certainly slow and incredibly heavy. I think their own label on bandcamp of black metal is interesting too. Yes the high pitch screaming is “black” and there are some regular rough attempts at a sort of blast beat with tremelo picking but this is even less “black” than Underoath “Cries of the Past” which wasn’t black metal either. It has those elements though for sure. It’s like post hardcore… Read more »

Mark K
Mark K
January 14, 2018 3:00 am

My comment wasn’t really worth that much, just kind of thinking out loud. I just didn’t know what to expect since I wasn’t familiar with the band or former bands’ material. When I saw doom (which again, how do you categorize this?) I was super curious. It has a lot going on and doom is certainly an element of what they do. That first track holds that up very well. I said the post thing only because this reminded me of bands in that genre in the clean, atmospheric portions. I think I really only posted to mellow my expectations.… Read more »

January 12, 2018 12:35 pm

For some reason they remind me of Jon Maheswaran’s (ex- As Bold As Lions) band Halcyon.

January 10, 2018 6:33 pm

It also features former members of Idealist and Arms Length Away.

January 10, 2018 6:34 pm
Reply to  John

Also, oops about mentioning Idealist…

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