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Wolvserpent Stops to Smell the Dead Flowers

Friday, Sept. 14, Neurolux

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Wolvserpent--formerly Pussygutt--is a band out of a different time. And not just because of its clear fascination with druids. In an age of Twitter, flash-fiction and micro-pop, when albums are dead and three-minute singles are too effin long, Wolvserpent dares to take its time ... to stop and smell the dead, rotting flowers, if you will.

The band's shortest songs span eight minutes and generally begin with simple repeating riffs or drums and slowly add layers of spooky atmosphere until they peak with snarls of black metal guitar and drums like distant thunder, almost like sonic short films or long sessions of Castlevania.

The Boise band doesn't play at-home shows very often, preferring its performances to be events rather than mere gigs. It will make its first local appearance since Treefort Music Fest at Neurolux Friday, Sept. 14, with no other shows slated on the graying, dimly lit horizon.

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