Released in 2017 on Southern Lord Records
Recorded & mixed by Radwan Moumneh at Hotel2Tango
Featuring Jessica Moss on violin and Thierry Amar on upright bass
This trio first blew my mind when I saw them open for Sunn O))) a few years ago. On their latest release, heavy, feedback-laden guitars swarm around the throaty singing and impassioned yelps of vocalist/guitarist Robin Wattie. The drums on the album are inconstant and sparse, but in the cathartic moments, they’re slow deliberate, pounding. Seeing as Big Brave is from Montreal, it’s not a surprise that they work with local veterans on their recordings. While their last album was produced by Efrim Menuck, this one was recorded & mixed by Radwan Moumneh (Jerusalem in My Heart) at the mighty Hotel2Tango, where thick, murky, analogue production is a specialty. What really sets this album apart from their last is the more prominent inclusion of chamber instruments during key moments, provided by violinist Jessica Moss and upright bassist Thierry Amar.
If you’re looking for emotionally powerful, sludgy drone-metal influenced by Neurosis, Swans, Sunn O))), and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, look no further