ARMAZILLA: Texas Weed: CD

A solid stoner metal release by an Atlanta trio. Definitely sounds heavily influenced by the high desert rock sound pioneered by Kyuss, Fu Manchu, and early Queens Of The Stone Age, but also just the no-bullshit metallic rock’n’roll of Motörhead. It never gets too self-indulgent, dirgy, nor does it head into cheesy boogie rock territory, thereby avoiding the worst possible pitfalls of the genre. I would not recommend this to the average reader of Razorcake, but if you are like me and have some hesher sympathies mixed in with your love of punk rock, you may enjoy this record quite a bit. –Jake Shut

 –guest (Self-released, no address)