Soft as butter; hard as ice

by Palehorse

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Palehorse canter back into the spotlight with a new full-length, 'Soft
as butter;hard as ice', capitalising on their uniquely atmospheric
interpretation of heavy, downtuned sludge on their 2003 debut album,
'Gee, that ain't swell', and its cheeky little sibling, 2008's
'Habitual Linestepper'. Continuing in grand Palehorse tradition, the
record pits colossal slabs of low-slung riffage, feedback squalls and
razor-sharp percussion against eerie acoustic interludes, vocals both
hushed and hollered and even the odd hand-clap (I shit you not!). From
starting line to finishing post, through the ferociously spikey 'Shit
Colombo' and the feverish pulsing of 'Don't come knocking when I'm
listening to Dokken' to the tar-like drones and pregnant pauses of
'How to avoid huge riffs', Palehorse ensure that the listener
dismounts saddle-sore and bow-legged. Thanks to the thunderous
engineering and production, the ten tracks that comprise 'Soft as
butter;hard as ice' spring to life, rear up out of your speakers and
slap you hard across the face with a leather riding glove, as if to
say 'You sir, are a scoundrel, and I fully intend to give you a damn
good thrashing!'.


1. Skip to the end
2. South London, where dreams are allowed to breathe
3. Shit Columbo
4. I wish I could go back and do all this again
5. Probably won't do that live
6. Don't come knocking when I'm listening to Dokken
7. Challenge Hanukkah
8. Fill your ears with wax
9. How to avoid huge riffs
10. Morbid Angel delight

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released February 21, 2011

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