Barrowlands, Serial Hawk, Hungers
2035 NE Glisan St.
[PACIFIC NORTHWEST METAL] On Serial Hawk’s Buried in the Grey EP, the Seattle power trio unleashes monolithic tunes that recall early Unsane, Godflesh and Helmet. Muscular riffs, sleek production (compliments of local boy Adam Pike and Toadhouse Studio) and patient unfolding of apocalyptic vibes are all on display here. Nuanced touches, like the whispered vocals on “Silence Means Nothing,” help break Serial Hawk out of the standard approach of keeping the volume on 11 at all times. Local up-and-coming Cascadian black-metal group Barrowlands tops the bill. Its 2012 demo focuses on storms, mountains and inner turmoil, with a frosting of cello just to stay classy.
Where: Club 21
Address: 2035 NE Glisan St.