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 AVAILABILITY: Out of Stock
 PRICE: $14.99
 FORMAT: CD
 LABEL: 20 Buck Spin
 RELEASED: 2008
 ORIGIN: USA
 ITEM #: ATH-5726

TRACKLIST:

  1. La Llorona
  2. Awkward Hearts
  3. Cacophony
  4. Cruel Awake
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"Hailing from Lawrence, Kansas, Samothrace have come out of nowhere with a stunning debut album that mixes the girth and throb of psychedelic sludge/Post Rock (think Minsk and Rwake) with the utterly rending, layered harmonies and beautiful yet wilting melody of Anathema, Morgion or even the Finnish doom/death scene. Life's Trade is four songs of raining, soul crushing music that will leave your heart shattered and spent but with a glimmer of hope gleaming through the shroud of despondency. Seriously, the mix of typically fuzzed out Sanford Parker produced sludge/doom, gruff roars, sprawling ambience and truly evocative, layered guitar work might move you to tears - it almost did to me. Like Deadbird, Samothrace isn’t the biggest name in the genre, but by god have they delivered one of the year’s better albums and like Deadbird’s Twilight Ritual, look for Life’s Trade to flirt with my year end list."

Erik Thomas



"Somewhere between Neurosis, Sunn O))), The Cure, Earth, Boris and Burzum does Samothrace fall. Chew on that a minute. This album could’ve been straight-up black metal given the coagulated throat swellings of Bryan L. Spinks. Intended to contribute to the raw climate of Samothrace’s cumbersome note hauls, Spinks and the ambient metal group is frequently best digested with an antidepressant on their debut album Life’s Trade. Wallowing in self-deprecating, gut-searing wails, Spinks and his chunk-busting bandmates from Lawrence, Kansas create a tone-drenched album filled with austere desolation, even as the band professes to harbor a positive outlook on life through their largely uninviting compositions. By and large, this afflicted album moves intentionally sluggish for many ticks of these drawn out laments."




"At times Samothrace picks up the tempo with steadier rhythms and winding guitar lines, found all over the appropriately-titled “Cacophony,” while other areas press heaviness upon the eyelids in comatose sleepwalk stretches. Largely Samothrace’s scheme appears to step up the pace just a hair above the death drags of Sunn O))) and fuse Neurosis-type of distorted sound sculptures, Robert Smith dejection and apoplectic Xasthur or Leviathan-esque satanic yelps. Samothrace knows how to cut a deep nerve with this disturbed and improbably buoyant excursion into madness."

Ray Van Horn, Jr.




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Samothrace: Life's Trade (CD) (Cover Art)
Price: $14.99
Released: 2008
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Samothrace
Life's Trade (CD)

Label: 20 Buck Spin   Origin: USA
Hailing from Lawrence, Kansas, Samothrace have come out of nowhere with a stunning debut album that mixes the girth and throb of psychedelic sludge/Post Rock (think Minsk and Rwake) with the utterly rending, layered harmonies and beautiful yet wilting melody of Anathema, Morgion or even the Finnish doom/death scene. Life's Trade is four songs of raining, soul crushing music that will leave your heart shattered and spent but with a glimmer of hope gleaming through the ...


Samothrace: Reverence to Stone (CD) (Cover Art)
Price: $11.99
Released: 2012
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Samothrace
Reverence to Stone (CD)

Label: 20 Buck Spin   Origin: USA
'Reverence to Stone' is crafted with the utmost care and precision. That may seem odd, considering that these songs are lengthy by normal standards, but in the realm of doom metal that's a standard occurrence. Unlike the kind of doom that crawls its way into the inner temple of the brain, Samothrace plays it loose with the tempo on "When We Emerged" and "A Horse of Our Own". When the band escapes from the drudgery, it finds an upbeat and exhilarating path on the other ...


Samothrace: Reverence to Stone (Vinyl LP) (Cover Art)
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Released: 2012
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Samothrace
Reverence to Stone (Vinyl LP)

Label: 20 Buck Spin   Origin: USA
'Reverence to Stone' is crafted with the utmost care and precision. That may seem odd, considering that these songs are lengthy by normal standards, but in the realm of doom metal that's a standard occurrence. Unlike the kind of doom that crawls its way into the inner temple of the brain, Samothrace plays it loose with the tempo on "When We Emerged" and "A Horse of Our Own". When the band escapes from the drudgery, it finds an upbeat and exhilarating path on the other ...


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