Bruises EP

by Forest Of Tygers

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Bathory Blaze
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Bathory Blaze Damn, I love this chick's drumming. This ends waay too quickly. I already want more. Favorite track: Wet Death.
Moody Tuner
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Moody Tuner Unconventional drum work. Doubled guitars double you over and viscous vocals tear at your mind. You have an inkling now of what you've been missing. Favorite track: As Flakes Of Ash.
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Nihilist Prayer So much power and honesty from this twosome, definite moments of sheer brilliance gleam through in intervals as a result. Worth badgering for on vinyl eventually, with bonus tracks at that! Favorite track: Wet Death.
John McCormick
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John McCormick Sheer, bludgeoning power, filed down to a razor's sharpness. Can't wait to hear more. Favorite track: Bruises.
ChrisClick
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ChrisClick Extremely solid stuff. One of my favorite releases of 2014. The guitar work is phenomenal, the drums are spot on and the vocals complete it perfectly. I can't wait to here more from them. High suggest getting this. Favorite track: Bruises.
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    First output of Nashville's brutal and genre-bending metal duo Forest Of Tygers. Crushing songs of transcendence and malevolence. Decades of heavy music influence from every corner of extreme metal and hardcore, funneled into manic, methodical dread and hate.

    Gatefold, off-set printed eco-wallet, glass mastered disc. 4 song EP.

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Critical praise for Forest Of Tygers' "Bruises"

"Pocket-sized super novas of sludge, noise rock, doom, black metal, and the snap of a psychotic break."
-Brooklyn Vegan

"This duo play a distinctly American mix of styles; its chief ingredients are black metal, punk, and the kind of noise rock-inflected hardcore that bands like Botch and Coalesce codified in the late ’90s. Tombs’ early work might be the most obvious point of comparison for the end result, but Forest Of Tygers basically just sound like themselves… It’s time to start keeping tabs on this band; their full-length debut will almost certainly rip."
-Stereogum

"A smoldering, streamrolling mass of a record, as furious as it is genreless…It's a standalone work forged by an inimitable creative fire."
-Last Rites

"A ferocious slab of ruthless blackened metal that brilliantly fuses a storm of molten rage with itchy experimental melody."
- Echoes and Dust

"It's intense, it's relentless and everyone will call it sludge although it's really elaborate, muscled hardcore with metal sensibilities peppered all over. Great stuff."
-Terrorizer

"The way stern black metal jockeys for position with noisy, choppy hardcore reminds me of the first Tombs EP, especially when both yield before an earnest rock chord progression… Count me in for whatever they do next."
-Invisible Oranges

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released April 29, 2014

Jim Valosik: guitar, vocals, soundscapes
Rachel Valosik: drums

Recorded 2013, mixed 2014 by Jason Dietz at Twin Oak Productions
Mastered 2014 by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege
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Manic, epic, dark, blackened, genre-bending metal from Nashville, USA.

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Track Name: Bruises
Bruises

Bend over, scream. Will you? You will fight it. Rise and account for it. This wreck, you caused it. You wish you were me… like you have a chance. That's not what you get, it is not my fault. I'll take what I can get. Right, you've had your chance. Bend over, scream. I'll take what I get. Living with decisions; unmade, or half-made at best. You wish you were me. Right, you've had your chance. Bend over, scream. I'll take what I get.
Track Name: As Flakes Of Ash
As Flakes Of Ash

Pitch black. Searching. Can't speak, but I'm smiling. I beg, from within. Keep me here. You must leave me. Happy, as flakes of ash. Disassociate me from this sagging shell. An inner self immolation. Memories, as flakes of ash. Left in subspace; happy, dissolved, dwindling. Disassociate me from this sagging shell. Left in subspace. Happy, as flakes of ash.
Track Name: Tigerstripe
Tigerstripe

You have forgotten. I'm still right here. Barefoot. Naked. I'm still here. You will find me. Faith is with me but she's a lie, like a whore paid to play wife. Faith? Where are you?
Track Name: Wet Death
Wet Death

Slide into wet death. Life is wasted on the id. Bites, cuts, smiles. Life is wasted on the id. The inner self stays unfulfilled. Our knives are too sharp. Life is wasted on the id. The inner self stays unfulfilled. Can't pull out. All the way deep inside, forever. The inner self stays unfulfilled. Forever. Life is wasted on the id.