@@@ Haaze: Swamp Mama (Self-released, 2019) Some sludgy ass metal I got to via the loud section at CFUV out in Vancouver. We’re talking an absolute wall of guitar distortion. I find this wall far superior to anything Trump has considered thus far, that fuck. They get into to a lil bit of swinging once they establish the tune. I can get with that though it’s surprising to hear when it happens on a metal record. They have a couple of singers — one a Neanderthal and one more of a shredded throat kind of fella. Gargling glass and what not. I guess I should switch these guys out of the doom metal category and into a swamp ass metal category. They boogie a bit like rednecks but they do bust a metal track for sure. These guys should hold onto their drummer, he or she (or gender 3) is an animal.
@@@ Fried Egg: Square One (Feel It, 2019) Some pipin’ hot and fresh hardcore off this week’s CFUV playlist email. They got double pogo sticks going on this first track. They also tuck a little straight up rock ‘n roll guitar riffage into the proceedings. Nothing wrong with that. The singer is great — I can’t really hear a fucking word but he’s barking like he’s full on in heat. These folks kick up a fresh ass fuss and I will be swinging back later to consider it for my year end list. Check it out to harvest the crust in your eyes.
YTD recordings listened to: 139
Good music, not list worthy: 83
Not good music: 50
Honorable Mentions: 0
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