Review – Larman Clamor – Altars To Turn Blood
After 2 successful releases earlier in the year, Larman Clamor have released their latest full length album titled Altars To Turn Blood. For those of you new to the band, Larman Clamor are a two piece from Germany. They play a mixture of different styles including delta blues, lo-fi, garage, stoner, psychedelic and swamp rock.
Altars To Turn Blood channels some of the influences including ZZ Top, R.L. Burnside, Dr. John, Iron Butterfly, The White Stripes, Endless Boogie, early Monster Magnet, Clutch, Earth, Blackwolfgoat, and Creedence Clearwater Revival to name a few. It rocks hard and it’s also ambient and bluesy at the same time. The majority of the album is a bit more down tempo and mellow as is evident in tracks like “Handful of Hex,” “Altars To Turn Blood” and “Phantom & Rinosaur.” A few of the more upbeat songs are “Deep In The Tar” and “Limb Creek Boogie.”
It’s nice to see Larman Clamor continue their winning formula for music but yet, at the same time, innovate and try something a little different. Some bands try it and it doesn’t work while others try and succeed. Larman Clamor are one of the successful bands. Altars To Turn Blood was an album I enjoyed immensly in the limited time I’ve had it. I liked how it could be dark and droney but yet uplifting at times. I liked the sound, the ambiance and tone throughout the album. Here’s hoping that the band turns out some more tunes likes these sooner rather than later.