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Grave of a Dog by Sightless Pit

Sightless Pit

Grave of a Dog

Release Date: Feb 21, 2020

Genre(s): Industrial, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise-Rock, Post-Metal

Record label: Thrill Jockey


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Album Review: Grave of a Dog by Sightless Pit

Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Sightless Pit is a collaboration between Lee Buford (the Body), Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota), and Dylan Walker (Full of Hell), three boundary-pushing musicians who have frequently recorded and toured with each other. Shoving all of those acts' sounds into a blender and producing something comparable but entirely different, the project's first album is a chaotic, unsettling mess filled with manic, distorted beats, mutated samples, and several varieties of intense vocalizations, from suffocated guttural screaming to commanding operatic virtuosity. While registering as some form of post-metal on the surface, the album is actually devoid of guitars, with riffs replaced by deconstructed orchestral samples and intense distortion.

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Exclaim - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Being in an experimental hardcore band must create an unrelenting desire to imagine all kinds of vicious creatures and unleash them into the world, which would explain the formation of Sightless Pit. Comprised of Lee Buford (drummer for intense industrial metal duo the Body), Kristin Hayter (singer/multi-instrumentalist of Lingua Ignota) and Dylan Walker (vocalist for guttural grindcore band Full of Hell), Sightless Pit finds the trio of hardcore veterans with an insatiable appetite for bad vibes. On their debut LP, Grave of a Dog, Sightless Pit ditch instrumental breakdowns to focus on atmospheric intensity, incorporating distorted drum machines, haunting samples and harsh noise.

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