Black Crown Initiate Song of the Crippled Bull
3.9 Release Date: 2013
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5.0 classicleycec | October 4th 13

Nothing less than insta-classic. The lyrics are a fittingly high point, painting a fitful palette of the modern dystopia that is industrial civilization [read: Kali Yuga]. The band has posted the full lyrics at their bandcamp page (http://blackcrowninitiate.bandcamp.com/album/song-of-the-crippled-bull), so what are you waiting for! Oh, and they recently gave an incisive interview with Terrorizer (http://www.terrorizer.com/news/botd/black-crown-initiate-band-day). Choice quotes:

"...there are a couple of themes running through the album. Microcosmic and macrocosmic, in their nature. The overarching apparent theme is based on Hindu texts. A four stage cycle in the universe that goes from the creation to destruction, and then recreation. And the last phase is called Caliuga [read: Kali Yuga]. It's a phase of complete depravity; everything is almost ruined. If I look around, that's what I see. It's symbolized by iron, an extension of the Iron Age, and also by a one-legged bull. The first phase is known as the Golden Age, which you read about in all this different cultures, but that's symbolized by a bull with all his legs. We're now living in the age of the one-legged bull, which is what The Song Of The Crippled Bull is all about. Though lyrically, a big part of the EP is about one looking at the world and feeling completely hopeless, which I think anyone with a brain feels. For example, our government, particularly, is destroying everything. The other part of the lyrics is about women, and my shit experiences with them."


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4.5 superbTasty | October 12th 13

This is the thing to listen right now, one of the top ep with first fragment's one

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4.0 excellentManintheBox | December 27th 13

If you want to know how to make waves on not just a debut LP, but a debut EP Black Crown Initiate show you how to do it. Utilizing a perfect combination of progressive song structures and melodies with some crushing death metal elements for good measure this relatively young band makes quite an impression in just a 20 minute time span. Definitely look for these guys when they release their first full length in coming years. Best Song: Ghost She Sends

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0.0 KingHarkinian | October 27th 13

underwhelming considering the massive hype 3-3.5

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4.5 superbPainicus | October 19th 13

Just saw this band perform for the first time live, and reminded me of Opeth in all the right ways. Fantastic!

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4.5 superbMaxDevious | September 23rd 13

I love this band; can't wait for their full-length. My favorite use of 8-string guitars aside from Animals As Leaders.

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4.0 excellenttacos N stuff | July 30th 13

wow this is a real gem right here. There's lots of potential in these guys, not your rstandard meshuggah rip-off, but something actually interesting.

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