HOLINESS CHURCH OF THE VALLEY: Not of the Flock: 7” EP

Jun 13, 2014

I spent my early twenties capturing every Gravity Records release as it came out, so this type of blood-letting emoviolence is right at the top of my list. Three guys just slaying themselves to the listeners’ enjoyment. The last four tracks side with the noisier Angel Hair mixed with hardcore fare and maybe just a touch of epic Isis metal, but “Light of God” is the stunner (at only 1:13!). The tune of the guitar riff went straight to my Second Story Window/ Heroin-soaked brain and brought back happy feelings from twenty years ago. Turned this over three times in a row and it’s not getting old. 

 –Matt Seward (IFB, ifbrecords.com / Spring Street, springstreetrecords.storenvy.com)

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