EP Review: Pale Mare – II (Seeing Red Records)

Having provided Canadian support for touring artists such as Eyehategod, Corrosion of Conformity, Windhand, Satan’s Satyrs, Mutoid Man, Weedeater, Serial Hawk, Black Wizard, King Buffalo, Set and Setting and even Perturbator – Pale Mare have established themselves in their home town of Toronto as a massive force to be reckoned with.

Their sound has been likened by some in the same sonic territory as early Baroness, High On Fire, Mastodon and Black Tusk; full of fire, attitude, brimstone, tone and soul – and with a new EP (mixed by Andrew Schnieder, Mastered by Brad Boatwright) ready to be unleashed, Pale Mare prepare to take their sound to the masses full guns ablaze.

II will be released on April 3rd 2020 via Seeing Red Records (U.S. / Europe / World) | and Ancient Temple Recordings (Canada).

House of War brings an authoritative beat, thick guitar riffs and dusty vocals that cross the boundaries of progressive, stoner and heavy metal groove. An opener that lights up the mind, body and soul with a ton of Pale Mare’s intense attitude and aptitude for melodic passages.

The bar set, Zealot doubles down on the frantic and wild riffing which works so damn well. Varying tempos, it’s mouth-wateringly groovy and heavy enough to warrant a serious stretch of head-banging.

Voidgazer drags things down to doomier levels of noise, a shorter assault by Pale Mare’s talented hands. Leading to the huge finale of Remains, a sprawling and naked showcase of Pale Mare’s power and unending drive to provide the best of the best with their sound.

Pale Mare – II Full Track Listing:

1. House of War
2. Zealot
3. Voidgazer
4. Remains




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Pale Mare – II (Seeing Red Records)
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