BIRTH: Self-titled: LP

Jul 18, 2011

Dark, heavy, and sludgy stuff that sounds heavily influenced by the Birthday Party, Scratch Acid, and Big Black. The music is well played and everything is tight. However, this lacks immediacy. There’s no energy or any balls in the overall delivery—two things you really need if you’re going to play music like this. It’s just “there”. When I hear “Factory Line,” I know the potential is there. For now, it just falls short. Demerits for lifting a line from Blade Runner for lyrics (“100 Year Old Egg”).

 –M.Avrg (Dead Beat,