Fraught With Peril: A Doom Split for the Ages

1262
56
Share:

A split between two of the most exciting doom acts of the last two years? Count me in!

Perhaps the best feeling ever is making a wild speculation that ends up becoming true. I’m sure no one remembers, but WAYYYYY back in November, I said:

Hear me out on this total piece of speculation. Khemmis announced that they booked studio time in February. Now, at almost the same time, VERY SUSPICIOUSLY, Spirit Adrift announced a sale that would help fund “our side of a very exciting release that’s shaping up for next year.” BUSTED BY JOAQUIN! A split between these two would blow my nuts off. I can’t wait to say told you so.

Well, here I am, telling you I told you so. This split is not even close to what I was expecting, however. With just one track from each band, the Bandcamp page explains:

Doomed rock ‘n’ rollers Khemmis and psychedelic desert riffers Spirit Adrift have joined forces for a tribute to Southern folk music in the form of a split 7” entitled Fraught with Peril. Khemmis has transformed “A Conversation with Death,” an early 20th century Appalachian dirge, into a sludgy, sorrowful contemplation of mortality; meanwhile, Spirit Adrift’s interpretation of the classic “Man of Constant Sorrow” boasts soaring harmonies and Neil Young-inspired guitar leads.

Khemmis also mentioned that they recorded two tracks during that studio visit, but unfortunately I am not yet able to make a guess as to what that other single might be. I’ll let someone else take the glory this time.

Though I’m not sure how I feel about Southern folk as a theme, these bands so far have done no wrong in my eyes. Having to wait until June 16 may kill me.

Oh, and they also totally gave me credit for the guess.

Preorder Here.

Did you dig this? Take a second to support Toilet ov Hell on Patreon!
  • Joaquin Stick

    If my total joke of a guess about the release date of the next Mesarthim EP comes true, I’m changing my name to Nostradamus Stick. Not even just in Discus. Legally.

    • Wet W’s Whistle

      But what does the pyramid inch say?

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      E-mailing this to Nat… uh, Mesarthim. Gonna get ‘im to fix the dates. I don’t wanna miss this.

    • JWG79

      I’d go with “Divining Stick” if it were me. But you’re not me, so that explains that.

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      Nostradumbass if you’re wrong?

    • Waynecro

      Better start composing prophetic quatrains now, bro.

  • Both made cool records, I will try to check this one when it gets released. Thanks, Joaquín Palitos.

  • SPIRIT ADRIFT!!! SPIRIT ADRIFT!!! SPIRIT ADRIFT!!! SPIRIT ADRIFT!!! SPIRIT ADRIFT!!! SPIRIT ADRIFT!!! SPIRIT ADRIFT!!! SPIRIT ADRIFT!!! SPIRIT ADRIFT!!! SPIRIT ADRIFT!!! SPIRIT ADRIFT!!! SPIRIT ADRIFT!!! SPIRIT ADRIFT!!! SPIRIT ADRIFT!!!

    YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!

    GL

    • I really fucking love Spirit Adrift. Like a lot. I LIKE IT A LOT.

      • Form and Force is pgreat, but Chained to Oblivion is the winnerwinnerchickendinner.

      • Eliza

        Not that it’d be hard to tell or anything.

      • who is this Spirit Adrift band you speak of?!?! #beingseriousbutalsomakingfun

  • tigeraid

    I enjoy both of these acts.

  • Señor Jefe El Rossover

    This is a release that I would describe as a good release and a meeting of minds that I would describe as a perfect meeting of minds.

    • Joaquin Stick

      Such imaginative descriptions! You should write a book!

        • Señor Jefe El Rossover

          Ýęß

      • Señor Jefe El Rossover

        That book is a book I would describe as a book written by me.

  • Eliza

    I am officially overly excited for this.

  • But in all seriousness, this is going to be great. Khemmis got some serious hype last year. Good exposure for Nathan with the team up!

  • Waynecro

    Thanks for the heads-up on this, JS. I dig Spirit Adrift.

  • Major Zim

    One of my favorite bands covering one of my favorite folk songs ever? No I’m not fully erect or anything. That would be weird an inappropriate.