As White Lightnin’, the second full-length from German quartet OBELYSKKH, nears release on Exile On Mainstreamnext week, today Stereokiller is hosting an exclusive stream of the entire album.
White Lightnin’ is a roaring tour de force of catchy, flowing sludge/doom with just the right amount of atmospheric properties to counter its skull-shattering low-end assault, drawing from pure filth through psychedelic soundscapes into postrock and back. The output of OBELYSKKH is crushing but it also breathes some kind of repetitive mantra-like ambition, which clears the air here and there and thus declines total negativity.
Go forth and rock the hell out to White Lightnin’and catch up on more OBELYSKKH at Stereokiller RIGHT HERE.
Amidst tours and live performances throughout Germany and abroad since their 2008 inception, White Lightnin’ follows-up OBELYSKKH’s long-time-comin’ debut Mount Nysa, which was released in 2011 via now defunct German label Droehnhaus, nearly four years after the band’s formation. Following the immediately incredible response from the doom/sludge scene it received, the band decided against a massive gap until the next album, and over the turn of the year into 2011 set up camp with Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Mr. Bungle, Eyehategod, High On Fire, Melvins, etc.) to capture, mix and master their new work.
White Lightnin’ will see North American release on CD, LP and digital download via Exile On Mainstream this Tuesday, October 16th.
Review copies of White Lightnin’ and interviews with the OBELYSKKH crew are available now.
“Obelyskkh brew up a potent cask of doom and heavy psychedelia, crafting ambience as weighted as the lumbering riffs they use to offset it.” – The Obelisk
To say that Obelyskkh has great variability and ability doesn’t even do them justice. They have a chemistry that is igniting on all fronts, bass, percussion, guitars, all synced to wretch out the best possible bleak noted music they can… top shelf! 9/10″ – This Is Not A Scene
“It’s the dirtiest and most ominous, yet the catchiest doom metal release of the year so far. If you’re a fan of Sleep, Neurosis, Saint Vitus, Eyehategod and the likes, this new Obelyskkh offering is a must-have, and you need to get a hold of it as soon as you possibly can. 9/10” – Metal Assault