by Robert Bell
Hell yes! NPR is streaming Pallbearer's forthcoming "Sorrow and Extinction" right over here. The metal world is buzzing super hard right now about this album, and it's easy to hear why: timeless, crushing riffs, a killer rhythm section, complex and beautifully dark melodies and the best doom metal vocals this side of Ozzy.
The Little Rock band plays Juanita's Feb. 24 with Loss and Black Orchid.
After you've listened to "Sorrow and Extinction" 50 times or so, be sure to check out the band's demo.