You know those days where you are just fed up with everything and everyone? Well, Indian just provided a soundtrack for them. “From All Purity” is the band’s first new material since 2008’s “Guiltless” and they sure as hell haven’t become any happier since. Matter of fact, these songs are so dark and bleak, it’s been proven they can effectively replace sunblock.
On their fifth album, this Chicago-based band of misanthropes recorded some of the most punishing and scalding tunes I’ve heard in a long time. Riffs and drums come at you like a wrecking ball, the vocals are more grueling than nails on a chalk board and they even have one guy in the band whose instrument is simply listed as ‘noise’. That guy – Sean Patton – more than earns his paycheck, adding layers of electronics to make things sound even more brutal. Picture Indian’s music like some kind of thick, tar-like fluid that slowly engulfs you and ultimately pulls you under. It’s uneasy listening at its best.