Sightless Pit may be a new name in heavy music, however its
members are anything but, some of the most groundbreaking artist
of the genre. Lee Buford (The Body), Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota)
and Dylan Walker (Full of Hell) recorded their debut Grave of a
Dog at Machines with Magnets with Seth Manchester (The Body,
Lightning Bolt). Fans will recognize immediately Buford's singular
percussion and production, Walker's venomous howl and Hayter's
virtuosic voice. The three share a bleak vision of existence and a
willingness to follow each other into the musical abyss.
The album recording process was extensive and intentional.
Stretching over the course of two years, recording sessions by
individual members shaped songs and continued to shape and
inspire the next session be it by an individual or a pair. Walker
describes the album's core themes as being "about the anonymity
of struggle, the darkness of a lifetime wasted warring against nature,
god and everything else, only to be defeated... nothing... the
end." Throughout the album, Sightless Pit embody those struggles
through building oceans of tension. A diversity of instruments and
arrangements subvert expectations at every turn and bring new depth
to each passage with the band utilizing samples of contra bassoon
and Rufai mystic rituals while doing away with guitar entirely.
Sightless Pit is a group of expansive ideas, extensive experience
working together and shared vision. Over the course of the eight
tracks, the trio reflect the extremes and emotional weight of
their world view through elegiac dirges, driving beats, explosive
crescendos. Together, three strong voices unite to create a work of
remarkable clarity of expression of enormous sorrow, futility and
most of all, beauty.