Posted in metal | music on December 23, 2011

by BBG

Botanist

Botanist has the market cornered. The San Francisco one man black-metal team eshews the traditional guitars in favor of the eerie sounds of the hammered dulcimer, an instrument that may be familiar to NYCers via Chinese street performers in our train stations. The trade-off makes for a unique sound; the instrument's somewhat atonal tendencies creates a feeling of dread that permeates Botanist's double release, I: The Suicide Tree and II: A Rose From The Dead. For the concerned, yes, Botanist features plenty of the blasting/death-growling that the corpse-painted hordes have grown so accustomed to, but its this odd, off-putting instrument that gives Botanist a truly peculiar and particular sound unlike anything today. Highly recommended.

Word is that Botanist will take this show on the road, so we'll keep our eyes open. Until then, stream Botanist's double LP (out now via Tumult) in its entirety below.


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Botanist - I: The Suicide Tree by brooklynvegan

Botanist - II_ A Rose From The Dead by brooklynvegan

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Comments (10)

Weirdah

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2011 12:56 PM

gaih.

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2011 1:13 PM

LOL!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2011 2:01 PM

epic

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2011 7:07 PM

"Highly recommended".....hahahahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2011 8:35 PM

I consider this true xmas music.

Posted by Anonymous | December 24, 2011 9:36 AM

He keeps upping the clown shit ante

Posted by Anonymous | December 24, 2011 5:39 PM

Baroque wooden pots and pans black mehtal

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2011 1:41 PM

VERY NICE THANKS

Posted by ben 10 | November 2, 2012 7:12 AM

I want to bang on those drums

Posted by jordon | August 10, 2013 1:09 PM

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