Corrections House Gets Dark And Nasty In ‘Bullets And Graves’ Video

Corrections House Gets Dark And Nasty In ‘Bullets And Graves’ Video

  • Posted: 11/21/2013
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Well, jail is never easy, said Mike IX Williams (that s Mike 9, not Mike eye-ex ). Actually, I was in jail in two different places. Part of it was in a small county jail in Southern Louisiana. That was pretty laid-back. The other part was in New Orleans parish jail. That wasn t fun at all. None of it was fun, but that really wasn t fun. Why is Williams the frontman of a band reminiscing about doing time to MTV Hive? Well, because his band, Corrections House, was named after jail and they frequently perform songs that speak of incarceration.We have the new video for one of their jams off of their new record Last City Zero right here. But first, a little more about the band.Corrections House is sort of an alt-metalhead s wet dream. Just check out the lineup: Williams, who also fronts the notoriously explosive sludge metal group Eyehategod, teamed up with the legendary Scott Kelley of Neurosis, Bruce Lamont of Yakuza, and Sanford Parker of Minsk.On the album, each member adds his own vocals to a thick, massive, metallic backdrop. Then, the band adds ambient and electronic noises so that sometimes the record is punk, sometimes it s doom metal, sometimes it s industrial, and sometimes it s just scary. We all have the same thoughts, we all have the same direction, Williams said. We didn t know what [our music] would end up being. It came out really dark and heavy. It has elements of old industrial stuff, like Wax Trax!, but then it goes all over the place. It s got spoken word, saxophone, punk it s crazy. For example, the eight-minute Serve or Survive starts with a vibrating, almost zen-like pulsation before it breaks into a massive smashing riff. Then, Williams comes in shredding his vocals, only for the song to drift away in a Sabbath-referencing sludgefest. I think Serve or Survive is something that every human being goes through, Williams said. My life has had some ups and downs, so I tend to write that way. When I write, I write in an abstrac

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