Paradise Gallows

Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2016 Ratings: #21 / 989
User Score
Based on 37 ratings
July 8, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Relapse / Label
Sludge Metal / Genres
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All doom fans should check out this album; those who aren't yet Inter Arma converts will more than likely be swayed by the cohesive chaos and neurotic introspection that define this album.


There's a lot to take in, but Inter Arma are one of the few bands who could deliver a work of such punishing excess, expansive musicality, and devastating beauty.


Paradise Gallows finds the Richmond, Virginia five-piece alternatively aiming to be both the world’s heaviest act and also the prettiest. 


They maintain a slow, directionless drift that weights their third record with the dread of what’s beyond the sky.


The prospect of a 71-minute album may prove daunting to some, and not unreasonably so: Paradise Gallows is a challenging listen if taken all at once, which is the proper way to experience it.


Been listening to this one a lot lately and trying to think of what to say about it... it’s epic, beautiful, doomy - but you could say that about a lot of metal records. It definitely ticks the “enjoyable metal” boxes for me; it’s grandiose but self-aware, expertly performed but still organic, guitar driven with a good mix of growls and shrieks... idk, it’s just good. I like the slow, ponderous chords and the long buildups, and the (pink Floyd-esque?) solo on ... read more

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Track List

  1. Nomini
  2. An Archer in the Emptiness
  3. Transfiguration
  4. Primordial Wound
  5. The Summer Drones
  6. Potomac
  7. The Paradise Gallows
  8. Violent Constellations
  9. Where the Earth Meets the Sky

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Added on: April 7, 2016