ANEURYSM: Awareness: LP

Noisy, confident, swaggering, with threads of melodies buried deep in there. The band’s got the joyous certainty of David Yow and Jesus Lizard, and like them, Aneurysm veers all over the place and still makes it seem like they’re behind the wheel and all is intentional. Recorded by Chris Johnson at GodCity, mastered by Will Killingsworth, and with brain-melting, extensive art by Mark McCoy, Awareness sounds and looks amazing. If you like unyielding, punishing kind of noise rock in the vein of, say, Unsane, this is a band you’re going to want to check out. –Keith Rosson (Tor Johnson)