Wise Blood

As the name might already suggest, the Pittsburgh band Wise Blood – a.k.a. Christopher Laufman – makes macabre music, and it’s not surprising that his videos feature their share of the various shades of death. But even apart from the disturbing visual accompaniment, his music is haunting and even more so his vocal delivery – though what Laufman does can’t really be called singing in the strict sense, and it isn’t exactly rap either (though in his live performances it begins to sound like it), this hardly matters. It’s raw and rawer that he serves up, and somehow he lends it all a taste one isn’t likely to forget.