Incredible record that sounds like Kickback and dark evil hardcore dragged through black tar.
Listen - http://music.throatruinerrecords.com/album/shooting-blanks-and-pills
"Gathering parisians with an already strong pedigree in dark and heavy music, COWARDS regurgitates gutter hardcore, unhealthy sludge/doom and nauseous black metal in “Shooting Blanks And Pills”, their deeply raw and anxiogenic debut release. Only six months were needed to give birth to this full-length, monstrosity with a desperate urban feeling, bridge between the knife-in-the-heart crudeness of Eyehategod or Kickback and the majestic darkness of bands like Deathspell Omega or Thou. With a sound carrying smells of pissy streets and the dry blood you get for a sidelong glance, producer Francis Caste have perfectly catched the gist of these 38 minutes, recreating this forced apnea in a bile tank with a no frills approach."
Cowards features current and ex-members of Sickbag, Death Mercedes, Hangman’s Chair, Eibon, Glorior Belli, Dacast, Colossus of Destiny…
• Recorded, mixed and mastered by Francis Caste
• Artwork by Fortifem ~ http://fortifem.fr
• 12” LP out in late june and limited to 300 hand-numbered copies
• Co-release Throatruiner Records & Hellbound Records
• Comes in a matt, reverse white-board printed jacket and with printed innersleeve.