DEATH HYMN NUMBER 9: 3rd Degree Moon Burns: LP

This remarkably catchy garage rock album blew me away. Much faster than most bands of the genre and with a slight Dwarves influence, Death Hymn Number 9 is the most powerful garage punk band in ages. This is a record that will stand the test of time and will be spinning on turntables for years and years. It’s a major credit to Alternative Tentacles that they’ve found ways to continue to be a relevant record label after so many decades. I’m ecstatic to know that the folks who put out my all-time favorite record, the self-titled Crucifucks LP, are still releasing amazing albums. If they continue putting out bands like Death Hymn Number 9, there will never ever be a death hymn for Alternative Tentacles.

 –Art Ettinger (Alternative Tentacles)