APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT: It’s Far from Fucking Over: CD

Mar 08, 2010

Well, it’s on Profane, so you’ve got a rough sketch to work from, right? Funny thing is, this band’s actually reminding me quite a bit of Antiproduct, which is hilarious, since ATU is way more crust and way, way more metal than that band ever was. There’s just something in the vocal quality, some kind of shared intensity and near-melody that both women reach for and, thankfully, never quite manage. ATU’s relying on some pretty repetitive rhythms and, unfortunately, have the tendency to run them into the ground. On one hand it’s all pretty familiar, but on the other hand it’s some great shit if you’re into the genre—contains the Greenwashing LP and their first seven inch, plenty of information and lyrics in the booklet, and presumably more to follow, as this is listed as “Discography, Part 1.” Metallic, crusty, dual-vocalled mayhem that’s packed with some pretty decent smarts.

 –keith (Profane Existence)

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