FLIGHT: Flowers: 7”

Mar 12, 2010

“Flowers” has a big, black riff that immediately reminded me of the Grave Blankets’ HoZac release; both bass and guitar bearing down heavily on the listener like a dark cloud of evil. The verses are menacing, detailing a husband waking up in the middle of the night from a nightmare about dying. Dude is even more shaken up when there’s a knock on the door and death stands before him. The tension is released at the chorus; a beautiful, floating incantation of “Don’t you put no flowers on my grave.” The flip is a buzzing hive of summertime psychedelia. I don’t know what flavored Kool-Aid these Mississippi miscreants are drinking, but I’ll take a gallon of it.

 –benke (Sweet Rot)