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  • Old Man Gloom

The Ape of God (Sige 033)

Sige
SIGE033 - 2014

Edition of 2,000 copies. Custom letterpress jackets, and 12 page oversize LP booklet with art and design by A. Turner.  On this recording: Nate Newton, Aaron Turner, Caleb Scofield, Santos Montaño with Kurt Ballou, Luka Scarola

 

“Old Man Gloom” - Pitchfork

“Faster and more annoying than the other The Ape of God album” - Old Man Gloom

”How about a new Old Mans Child album?” - Metal Sucks comments section

“Old Man Gloom” - Noisey

OLD MAN GLOOM ARE REALLY, REALLY GOOD. THE BAND IS COMPRISED OF MEMBERS OF INFERIOR BANDS SUCH AS ISIS, CONVERGE AND CAVE IN.

BE A GLOOM CHASER:

“Societies have recently been formed in the South and Middle West under the somewhat formidable name of “Noble Order of Gloom Chasers”. The object is to preach optimism at all times. The dues, it is stated, are “one smile a day”, and each member is required to take the following obligation:

“I smilingly agree to support actively the constitution and by-laws, the purpose and intent of the Nobel Order of Gloom Chasers, in letter and in spirit, until my Gloom is banished. Old Man Gloom shall never enter my office or workroom again, so help me Gloom Chasers. I am a Gloom Chaser until death do us part.”

It is a great thing to be a chaser of Gloom. There can be no greater ambition than to make people happy. There are too many heartaches and streaming eyes and pitiful faces and thin, pleading hands.”

And if that’s not convincing enough, our “friends” and www.stereogum.com were paid to say the following:

“Not only does the band have a new album on the way, but that album is being released by the venerable Profound Lore Records (Agalloch, Pallbearer), [it’s OK that they forgot to say SIGE too - we’ll pay them more next time - ed]. What’s more, that album is a lurching, bone-splintering beast that lives up to its fucking awesome title, The Ape Of God. ....if you let, it will topple your equilibrium and reset your vertebral column. Let it.”

Tracklist

  • 1 Eden's Gates
  • 2 Promise
  • 3 Shoulder Meat
  • 4 Fist of Fury
  • 5 Simia Dei
  • 6 The Lash
  • 7 Never Enter
  • 8 After You're Dead

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