And now i gotta review my iPod playlist, but one album for sure that is gonna roll a lot this Fall/Winter is (inhale): "As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth" from my beloved True Widow. After the awesome self-titled debut album, these stonegazing rockers just put the stake (inhale) as high as the highest heavens and from the center to the circumference of the earth.
But in this specific release, True Widow's guitars are much louder and grittier, with a vast bone-crunching slab of murky distortion laid thick over the snail-paced grooves they settle into. They've even taken a stab at coining their own genre, "stonegaze," to describe this sound. Some of the songs like "Blooden Horse", "Skull Eyes"and "Doomseer" suggest material that is far darker than the first offer that the band brought us. Definitely one of the best albums this year and it will surely make it to the List. This is the "Deluxe Edition" release and includes not one, not two, but three(!!!) Bonus tracks.