This American band is veiled in mysticism, as there is hardly any information available on them. Yet, from the very start there has been a constant flow of releases, done by various labels. Since the early 00’s I have been keeping an eye on them yet I never really got an actual record in my hands. So, this “Undying Glare” 7” EP is the first one, and it is a good first impression..
Their punkish and ultra-harsh sound might not be for everyone’s ears, yet it has something to offer if you dig a little deeper in their sound than what meets the ear in the first place. The guitar sound is much harsher than on most of the bleakest black metal and their punkish riffs are as punk as the later Darkthrone offerings. This is all drenched in a very, very low-fi kind of recording so it all sounds as muddy as it can get yet without really sounding like swamp, that is caused by the shrieking sound of both the guitars and vocals. It might be hard to get a real idea on how Bone Awl sounds like but it pays off to try to get one of their releases – they are rather rare but as there are many it shouldn’t be too hard to get at least one of them.
This three track 7” has only like 5 minutes of music as the b-side of the EP is left blank – so basically it is a one-sided EP. And it originally came as a bonus EP with the die-hard edition of the “Meaningless Leaning Mess” LP, yet this was sold out with just eight hours after its initial release. So, it has been repressed now for those who were too late to get the first edition, this pressing is limited to 1000 copies. Recommended!