by Travis Lawrence in New Music on Thursday 31 May 2012

Anyone who has ever been through Saint Louis knows that it’s a dark, muggy town. What better representatives for the city, then, than the doomy sludge monsters Fister. Sticking to traditional roots of novel packaging, this past month, the band has released two gems. The first is Violence, 25 minutes that spans the history of bloodshed by mankind. Album art packaging includes five artists illustrating one of the five movements of the song. The ink for the booklet was mixed with the band members’ own blood for printing. The second is The Infernal Paramount, a two track vinyl which plays from the inside/out, ending with a surprise locked groove at the finale. Doom never looked so good.