“Weeping Willow” starts off the attack with a massive set of percussion and tightly strummed guitars that sound extremely repressive. The sense of anguish and pain on the instrumental is hefty and meaningful, and the vocals carry a certain amount of tone as well, especially when the chorus kicks into gear.
“Something In the Way” closes the collaboration off with a passable Nirvana cover. The drum and guitar combination is effectively jarring as the track builds, but this specific Nirvana track suffers from being far too repetitive, and the cover suffers a similar fate. The neo-folk take on the cover is interesting and covers up a few weaknesses but it still feels limited to keep a listener overly thrilled.
Despite being a small sample size for anyone new to the neo-folk genre, Godhunter and Amigo the Devil bring forth a solid effort to bring in some new listeners. The essential dark textural drums and guitars are present, as are the repressive themes to indulge into. The Outer Dark is not a 7″ release that will set the world ablaze, but the quality is certainly there for die hard fans or newcomers to the neo-folk styling.
1. Weeping Willow
2. Something In the Way