(BloodLust! - B!170) LP $21.00 (Out-of-stock)
Tsushima uses historical narrative as a basis for its diverse, hard-sound song cycle – specifically the climactic naval battle in 1904 of the Russo-Japanese War. In Arriver’s uniquely vicious hybrid of rock, metal, and prog, tempos and time are pushed aggressively, with vocals to match. The stately fanfare of “Winter Palace War Council” leads to chaotic grind in both “Togo, Son of a Samurai” and “Dogger Bank.” “Around the Cape" builds over a churning, massive riff while the relentless precision “Dark Clouds Above the Fleet” relates the abject misery of life at sea. Silkscreened gatefold jacket, insert, download card.