Blood Seed has been in the works for more than a year, being constantly honed and refined both live and in the studio. The result is two side long tracks, “Wolv” and “Serpent” that revel in a shimmering, dark gothic vision of rural Northwestern solitude and bleakness. The A-side sways to and fro in a perpetual state of trance while violin flourishes in the background hint at the creeping menace of night’s onward march toward total darkness. Soon the crushing tone of Green’s guitar veers forward in the dark, blasting through the forest canopy, and the whole thing becomes ensconced in the weight of massive doomed devastation and McConnell’s militaristic percussive punishment. The B-side summons the howling wolves before stretching out into THEE doom riffage of the year like a warped Kyuss cassette submerged in a watery grave. These are the ghosts of the uncivil dead.
One of the most creative, talented and unheralded acts on the 20 Buck Spin roster, Wolvserpent intend to emerge from their self-imposed isolation and spread the mortuary drape over the entire US throughout October embarking on their first major tour. Blood Seed will, in its physical manifestation, be an LP only release, limited to a scant 500 shiftable units. Don’t sleep on it.
1. Wolv 22:10
2. Serpent 18:04