The first time we’ve heard from this band, A Pale Horse Named Death, was in 2011. Former drummer of Type O Negative, Life Of Agony, Sal Abruscato started this band. He has been hiding three things for us a long time; that he can play guitar, that he’s a pretty good vocalist and that he can write songs.
Sal Abruscato and Matt Brown have followed 2011’s incredible introduction, which keeps the band’s patented signature formula of slow, deliberate sludge and head- down doom in tact.
Think Alice In Chains, only harder, angrier and with a more perverse view of the world.
Abruscato is open about the fantasy that dominates his lyrical point of view. His lyrics are no different than the narratives of the horror movie playing at your local multiplex. Musically, the record matches that pallor and “Will hit you in the gut”. There are more harmonies this time out, and the piano is a bit more front and center.