The Indian Tower (2006) With its serpentine riffs that take their sweet time to uncoil and its sludgy, off-kilter tempos, Pearl and Brass has no doubt learned some valuable… 2006-01-24 Pearls and Brass Rock
Music Review

The Indian Tower (2006)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jan 24, 2006; Lead Performance: Pearls and Brass; Genre: Rock

With its serpentine riffs that take their sweet time to uncoil and its sludgy, off-kilter tempos, Pearl and Brass has no doubt learned some valuable lessons from Josh Homme's Queens of the Stone Age. But no one can teach the intangibles, like how to add heavy to the metal. By combining math-rock complexity with raw power on The Indian Tower, songs like ''Tower'' and ''Black Rock Man'' hypnotize as they pulverize.

Originally posted Jan 20, 2006 Published in issue #860 Jan 27, 2006 Order article reprints