The simple truth of the matter is, few bands have ever been able to combine and compact such a wide variety of influences and make what is simply, original art. Their latest effort, Sage, easily proves to easily be their most personally artistic yet. Listening to this record you are hearing a band that has grown into what it always dreamed to be. The album brings together those influences that make Across Tundras so unique, the classic vibes of Johnny Cash and Neil Young, to the ominous heaviness of Black Sabbath and Neurosis, all points visited between, in a cohesive and natural way. It’s organic, progressive, and heavy as all hell. The classic power trio of guitarist/vocalist Tanner Olson, bassist Matt Shively, and drummer Nathan Rose have delivered a honest and powerful statement of new American music; while layered the ghosts of those who never escaped the perils of the Badlands, or were strung and hanged for the deeds of more powerful men.
The poetic song-writing and creative structures are as powerful as ever, cited in songs like the opener, In the Name of the River Grand which drags the listener through the dust of West Texas at a rate just ahead of one of the band’s most loved tunes, Tectonic Shifts, from their critically acclaimed previous record, 2010’s Old World Wanderer. http://www.myspace.com/acrosstundras Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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