No surprise that one of the late 80s'/ early 90s' most influential instrumental metal groups should show up in reissue form on Southern Lord, right? Gore was a Dutch band that bridged the heaviness of 80's metal with the oncoming murky sludge of what would become grunge; a feat that seems mundane today with so many bands following the same formula, but keep in mind that Gore did it at much different time in history. And they were one of the first to do it. The two albums, Hart Gore and Mean Man's Dream are epic sludge-fests heavy on riffs and bleak in nature. So bleak in fact that they band would include unsung lyrics skewing heavy on the dystopian politics. They would go on to play with bands like Swans, Big Black and Black Flag - eventually recording with Albini and backing up some of Henry Rollins' spoken word pieces. However, even with support from John Peel the band was no match for low sales and mounting tensions, but they've left a pretty damned good legacy and this reissue proves it. Nab the double disc CD or go in for each album in its own vinyl reissue glory.

[MP3] Gore - After (from Hart Gore)
[MP3] Gore - Back Home (from Mean Man's Dream)

Support the artist. Buy it: Double CD ||| Vinyl
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