ARTIMUS PYLE: Fucked from Birth: CD

Holy shit! I haven’t listened to this band in a few years since their Civil Dead LP, but I was fortunate enough to see them live recently. What I remember from the past was laid to waste very moment they started to perform. As loud as they were live, they are loud on this CD. Brutal, bass-heavy power riffage. The amplifiers sound like they are on maximum overdrive. They do not rely heavily on the powerviolence sound but incorporate more of a dirge of feedback and atonal noise to create the sound of pure pain. Like Kylesa and Dystopia, they take noise and anger to another level. It’s an aural rampage that jerks you from fast to slow without sacrificing the energy. If music can be used to describe a migraine headache, this would be it.

 –don (Prank)