Aside from that, I think it’s a much more dynamic record. The musical aspect of it is something that a lot of people can enjoy. It’s not as sluggish as Sorrow & Extinction. More people can find an element of it that they can enjoy, even if they just like classic rock. Listening to Sorrow & Extinctionand Foundations Of Burden side by side, Sorrow & Extinction sounds like slow motion. While there are parts of the new album that are slower than anything on Sorrow & Extinction, there’s something that almost feels like Sorrow & Extinction was a record that was meant to be a 45, being played on 33. It’s slower than real life. The new album doesn’t have that feeling to me; it has more energy to it, but there are still parts that are really fucking slow. Sorrow & Extinction might be a little more niche than the new one. Pretty much anybody who likes rock and roll that can find something they like about the new album.
Pallbearer, along with the legendary producer Billy Anderson, spoke to Noisey about their forthcoming record Foundations of Burden – read the interview here.