The good folk at Fuse are thrilled to announce the release of "Harmonic " by Philm, the side project from Slayer's Dave Lombardo. And it's not what you might expect...
It's understandable that one would assume that a side-project that features a member of Slayer would potentially sound similar to the extreme metal sound that the group helped trail-blaze. Upon hearing the musical direction that Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has embraced with his new band, PHILM, fans
will be in for a surprise. "When people hear about my involvement in PHILM, they automatically assume that it will compare to Slayer's sound," explains Lombardo. "They couldn't be more different. PHILM's
sound is almost bi-polar – very unexpected of something that I would be so passionate about, and be a part of. I have scaled down my drum set to a four-piece, reminiscent to the drummers of the late 60's that
influenced me. Each song is unique in itself, I like to refer to it as 'rhythmic emotion.' It's almost like taking all the heavy songs of the 60's and bringing that era to a modern plateau, then blending them with the modern trance and psychedelic sounds of today. When I think of PHILM, that's where I go." I
Interesting. Metalholic have described the album as "..an eclectic and unexpected joy for the ears." With Metalassault giving it 10 outta 10 and describing the album as "...one for the ages."
HARMONIC is out May 18 through IPECAC / FUSE