ACROSS TUNDRAS

Stoner Metal • United States
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ACROSS TUNDRAS started in the spring of 2004 in Denver, CO with Heath RAVE, Kyler STURTZ, and Tanner OLSON. They recorded the 'Divides' EP (Feeling Faint Productions) and toured the midwest a few times with this lineup. Heath and Kyler both eventually moved on and away to pursue their careers as a tattoo artist (www.heathrave.com) and photographer respectively, and Tanner OLSON kept moving forward with ACROSS TUNDRAS. AT had a whole album worth of material at this time and Tanner then enlisted his roommate Josh KAUFFMAN to play drums, recording their first full length 'Dark Songs of the Prairie' (Crucial Blast) in 2006 . Sturtz eventually left the band shortly after recording "Dark Songs" and Adam Wheeler picked up bass duties. While touring the United States and writing continuously, they recorded the 'Full Moon Blizzard' EP to demo some new songs and developed new
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Dark Songs of the PrairieDark Songs of the Prairie
Crucial Blast 2006
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Sage by Across Tundras (2011-05-17)Sage by Across Tundras (2011-05-17)
Neurot Recordings
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Across Tundras/Lark's TongueAcross Tundras/Lark's Tongue
Cavity Records 2013
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Lonesome Wails from the Weeping WillowLonesome Wails from the Weeping Willow
Forgotten Empire 2009
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ACROSS TUNDRAS Dark Songs of the Prairie album cover 3.79 | 3 ratings
Dark Songs of the Prairie
Stoner Metal 2006
ACROSS TUNDRAS Western Sky Ride album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Western Sky Ride
Stoner Metal 2008
ACROSS TUNDRAS Lonesome Wails From the Weeping Willow album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Lonesome Wails From the Weeping Willow
Stoner Metal 2008
ACROSS TUNDRAS Herds of the Fathomless Valleys album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Herds of the Fathomless Valleys
Stoner Metal 2009
ACROSS TUNDRAS Old World Wanderer album cover 3.50 | 4 ratings
Old World Wanderer
Stoner Metal 2010
ACROSS TUNDRAS Sage album cover 3.17 | 2 ratings
Sage
Stoner Metal 2011
ACROSS TUNDRAS Electric Relics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Electric Relics
Stoner Metal 2013

ACROSS TUNDRAS EPs & splits

ACROSS TUNDRAS Divides album cover 2.42 | 2 ratings
Divides
Stoner Metal 2005
ACROSS TUNDRAS Full Moon Blizzard album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Full Moon Blizzard
Stoner Metal 2007
ACROSS TUNDRAS Metatotem album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Metatotem
Stoner Metal 2011
ACROSS TUNDRAS Across Tundras/Hellbender Split 7 0.00 | 0 ratings
Across Tundras/Hellbender Split 7"
Stoner Metal 2012
ACROSS TUNDRAS Across Tundras / Lark's Tongue album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Across Tundras / Lark's Tongue
Stoner Metal 2013
ACROSS TUNDRAS Home Free album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Home Free
Stoner Metal 2015

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ACROSS TUNDRAS Moonshinin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Moonshinin'
Stoner Metal 2010
ACROSS TUNDRAS Tumbleweeds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tumbleweeds
Stoner Metal 2011
ACROSS TUNDRAS Tumbleweeds III album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tumbleweeds III
Stoner Metal 2017

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4.00 | 1 ratings
Blood for the Sun/Hearts for the Rain
Stoner Metal 2017

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ACROSS TUNDRAS Across Tundras / Lark's Tongue

Split · 2013 · Stoner Metal
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Time Signature
Follow your nightmares...

Genre: psychedelic sludge doom

Across Tundras have operated in the underground over the last couple of years and to say that they are a very productive band would not be an understatement. Earlier this year, they released a split with their allies in Lark's Tongue. Both bands contribute two tracks each.

The two Across Tundras tracks are quite heavy and fall somewhere between sludge metal and hard rock. The opener "Low Haunts" starts out with sweeping instrumental textures recalling the psychedelia of the 1970s, but with a darker twist. When the song proper kicks in, the listener is treated to heavy and doom-laden hard rock with a slight hint of Black Sabbath influence and a progressive inclination. "Crux to Bear" is a more straightforward heavy rocker with a more aggressive edge.

Lark's Tongue's two contributions, while heavy, have more in common with dark alternative rock than with metal as such. But 'Aluminum' nonetheless seems to contain a couple of references to Alice in Chains.

Dark and introvert, the four tracks on the EP should appeal to fans of shoegaze music, in particular sludgy and psychedelic sludge rock.

ACROSS TUNDRAS Sage

Album · 2011 · Stoner Metal
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Across Tundras is one of the more unique bands on the modern doom metal scene, and their one-of-a-kind mix of sludgy doom metal, southern rock, and psychedelia has given them recognition throughout their own local Colorado scene, as well as the doom metal community at large. If one could imagine a sixties' Western film with a doom metal soundtrack, Sage is exactly what that would sound like.

There's a distinct Americana vibe throughout the album, and I'd say that's what gives Across Tundras their 'western' sound. Match that with psychedelic experimentation and pummeling doom metal riffage, and it looks like we've got a pretty unique album on our hands! While none of the songs are particularly great, there's enough variation and new ideas to keep me entertained all the way through. Sage also sports a professional production and excellent musicianship; I have no complaints when it comes to discussing how well-made this album is.

Sage is ultimately a pretty fun release from Across Tundras, and the country-styled brand of psychedelic doom metal exemplified on this release is unquestionably their own. My biggest knock is that there aren't really any great tracks here, but it's still a satisfying listen in my mind. I'd say 3 stars are deserved here. People looking for modern doom metal that's anything but Black Sabbath and Candlemass worship are bound to enjoy this one.

ACROSS TUNDRAS Divides

EP · 2005 · Stoner Metal
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..Here's something for your neurosis....

I didn't know the name Across Tundras before the album happened to land in my lap. The 4 track EP clocks in at 30 minutes, and just looking at the cover, should give you a good idea, what Across Tundras sounds like - words like loneliness, haunting, desolation springs to mind...in short, the whole post rock package. Although you should never judge a book by its cover, this time 'round, it's pretty much what you get. Instead of writing the review, I could just make a check list: 1) Slow, noisy guitars - Check! 2) Scott Kelly vocals - Check! 3) Mashed up drum sound - Check 4) Tracks clocking in at 5 min. or more - Check! 5) Distorted production sound - Check! 6) Neurosis guitar riffs - Check! 7) An acoustic track - Check! 8) Every track screams loneliness, desolation & haunting - Check! 9) A cover that says loneliness, desolation & haunting - Check! 10) Some sampling of sounds playing backwards - Check!

Don't get me wrong, this is not a bad album, but it's one that is highly unoriginal. The musicians is obviously talented, but the Neurosis influence is just too heavy for my taste. I would rather hear them compose something a bit more original. If I ever get tired of Neurosis, I could see me pull this out on a rainy day.

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