Richmond, VA's Inter Arma, reigning masters of the slow build, continue to trace a distinctly ambitious trajectory through modern metal. Their impulses tend toward the epic, but never bloat; they meld several styles - doom, sludge, and hard psych - without coming off like dilettantes. This newest full-length, "Sulphur English," finds them mining deeper in the proggy, organic doom fields that made both "Paradise Gallows" and "Sky Burial" so thrilling, while expanding further the on the psych-folk strain that made those albums' peaks seem so lofty. 2xLP includes digital download.
1. Bumgardner 2. A Waxen Sea 3. Citadel 4. Howling Lands 5. Stillness 6. Observances Of The Path 7. The Atavist's Meridian 8. Blood On The Lupines 9. Sulphur English