BRIMSTONE HOWL: Big Deal. What’s He Done Lately?: CD

Excellent third album from these wunderkind fuzz monsters. They give the blown-out, fuzz box treatment to a few different musical styles, including country and western on “Easter at the Lewises’” and ‘60s British Invasion on “Suicide Blues” and “Elation,” all to fine effect. There’s a longing that echoes in the singer’s cracking voice on “Final Dispatch” that lends the song emotional depth. The guitar interplay with the lead vocals works especially well throughout the record. The album is so good I can even forgive them for rhyming “cool shit” with “atavistic” on “End of the Summer.”

 –benke (Alive)