On August 19, Little Rock, Arkansas doombringers Pallbearer will release Foundations of Burden, the highly anticipated follow-up to their outstanding debut, 2012’s Sorrow & Extinction, via Profound Lore. And once again, it looks like it’s going to be an epic set of powerful doom dirges. (There are only six tracks, and the last one had five, so that probably means this one is at least eight minutes longer.)
This week, the band has shared the first proper track from the album, titled “The Ghost I Used to Be” (via NPR). It’s a sprawling, 10 minute, 17 second track full of meaty riffs and gorgeous melodies that basically reinforces just how elegant and melodic the band’s brand of doom metal really is. We highly recommend you soak in all ten minutes of this track below.
Pallbearer Foundations of Burden:
1. Worlds Apart
3. Watcher In The Dark
4. The Ghost I Used To Be
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