Barren Womb - Old Money/New Lows ALBUM REVIEW

February 27, 2018

Timo Silvola

Tony Gonzalez

It's been nearly three years since Nordic duo BARREN WOMB's last full length release. To better understand their newest album "Old Money / New Lows", one must grasp their heavy-noise-rock in itself. The new album OM/NL professes the band's deep evolution of band into an animal all of its own.

 

"Out of sight out of mind. The tape is stuck, please rewind."

At first listen there's no way in hell you would guess that BARREN WOMB is just 2 members. They are just too damn heavy, and too hard hitting.

Their sound is hard to pinpoint which is best damn part about them. With songs like "Drive-thru Liquor Store" they are almost mistaken for a garage rock version of the Foo Fighters. Then there are tracks like "Mystery Meat" which I was/am hoping was a Fallout 4 reference and they almost have this "sludge-punk" sound similar to The Melvins.

The 8 track album has a ton of heaviness and catchiness all the way through. Whether you're a fan of distorted or clean guitar; screaming or clean vocals, and always behind a wall of pummeling drums.

FAVORITE TRACKS

CROOK LOOK

THEORY OF EVERYTHING

DRIVE-THRU LIQUOR STORE

ON TOUR NOW!

03.01 - Oslo, Norway @ by:Larm 
03.02 - Oslo, Norway @ by:Larm 
03.03 - Oslo, Norway @ by:Larm 
03.15 - Bodø, Norway @ Dama Di 
03.16 - Bergen, Norway @ Kvarteret 
03.17 - Stavanger, Norway @ Checkpoint Charlie 
03.23 - Halden, Norway @ Feelgood 
03.24 - Porsgrunn, Norway @ Sort & Blå Scene 
03.30 - Pilsen, Czech Republic @ Družba 
03.31 - Berlin, Germany @ Cortina Bob 
04.03 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Sekten 
04.04 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Cyklopen 
04.06 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ KB18

04.07 - Groningen, Netherlands @ Orkz Bar 
04. 08 - Hamburg, Germany @ MS Stubnitz 
04.09 - Hengelo, The Netherlands @ Innocent 
04.10 - Cologne, Germany @ Halle Am Rhein 
04.11 - Paris, France @ L'Escape B 
04.12 - Besancon, France @ Les Passageres Du Zinc 

04.15 - Bonn, Germany @ Namenlos 
04.16 - Darmstadt, Germany @ Oetinger Villa 
04.17- Prague, Czech Republic @ Eternia 
04.18- Brno, Czech Republic @ Bajkazyl 
04.19 - Wroclaw, Poland @ Black Moon 
04.20 - Warsaw, Poland @ Chłodna 25 
APR 21- Vilnius, Lithuania @ XI20

Check out more of BARREN WOMB at ANY of the links below. And grab their new album "Old Money / New Lows":

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