9/8/16: Memphis May Fire, SVVAMP, Obituary

@@@ Memphis May Fire: Carry (Fire, 2016).  A pre-release single from a late October full length banger that I got to via the Apple Music metal page.  A variety of vocal styles over mainstream hard rock/heavy metal production.  Some sung sections, some post-hardcore throat shredder, etc.  Very reminiscent of At The Drive In but less wild.  I like the guitar player the most.

@@@ SVVAMP: SVVAMP (Riding Easy, 2016).  Old school fuzzy hippie bues out of Sweden.  Wow those Swedes get into some weird corners — they’re pop obsessives, they shit out the black metal bands and here we have a hippie export.  They’re biting the late Hendrix post Electric Ladyland black power Band of Gypsy blues but they don’t have the muscle or the burn that that band brought.  For comparison I’m streaming Machine Gun from that record and if you dig the heavy rock blues you can’t fuck with this Hendrix record.  No offense to SVVAMP, just get back in the lab yo.

@@@ Obituary: Loathe (Relapse, 2016).  Another single off a late October full length that I got to via the Apple Music metal page.  Big stony buzz up in here and there he is, enter the Neanderthal!  Beating his oversized square forehead against a soda machine.  These guys have records going all the way back to 1990 so they have the skills to put together a tad less than midtempo monster walk together.  It is a glorious celebration of guitar distortion.

YTD recordings listened to: 715
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 403
Not good music: 262

Honorable Mentions: 12
Buys: 12

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Destruction Unit, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Mystic Braves, Divanhana, Unrestrained, Moken, Systema Solar, Brian Eno, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, The Lickshots, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, Miramar, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Changui Majadero, Joe Sticky, Keefe Jackson, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes

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