Local Reviews: Eagle Twin

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Eagle Twin
The Feather Tipped the 
Serpent’s Scale
Southern Lord
Street: 08.28
Eagle Twin = Pentemple + Bloody Panda + Corrupted
If you live in Salt Lake City and you are even remotely into heavy music, you, at the very least, have heard of Eagle Twin. Master craftsmen Gentry Densley and Tyler Smith return with their highly anticipated follow-up to 2009’s epic, The Unkindness of Crows, and the anticipation is far from unwarranted. This fucker is heavy, and I don’t mean just a little. This is the kind of heavy that can quite literally turn one’s brain to soup, which is a welcome listen. From beginning to end, The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale simply doesn’t let up—the drums revolve hypnotically from frenzied Bonham-beats to almost over-the-top tribalism, and Densley’s guitar work and Tibetan chant-esque vocal assault are simply incredible. Eagle Twin have offered up what will surely end up on many writers’ “Best of 2012” lists, and with good fucking reason. Recognize, Salt Lake City.