Friday, 4 January 2013
I've heard the 'First Utterance' album by Comus described as the heaviest acoustic album ever made. It certainly is wild, the lyrics deal with mental illness and folk faeries and demons from old English lore. The year I went to Roadburn they were playing but I somehow missed them, this could have been a blessing as I hate seeing bands 40 years after their prime, but from what I've seen on Youtube these guys can still shred. First utterance is a complex and mind bending acoustic journey, one of many highlights to come out of the english folk rock meets psyche era but when presented all acoustically the music has a lot more honesty, and as such it still sounds fresh almost un-dateable.