"Sorrow and Extinction" (Profound Lore Records; 2012)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

Pallbearer are stoner rock: beautiful, hypnotizing, and majestic stoner rock.

This disc is different because the vocals aren't slow and brooding like this type of music typically can be. These guys are from Little Rock, Arkansas and their 49:02 opus sleepus is one disc that I highly recommend. It's got fuzzy guitar that doesn't just creep along; instead, it sort of flows over you. I suggest dimming the lights, laying down on a comfortable bed and chilling out.

This is their debut disc and it's been hailed by all the critics and all the followers. This album has an air about it as well. It will carry you away, if you let it.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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