DHARMAKAYA: Deelux: CD

Once again, Dharmakaya have energetically unleashed a frenetically perfect indie-rock release that transforms the ears into a big ol’ glob of glowing molten mush! This is a cacophonously spectacular collection of their Pop EP, Analbum full-length, Sheila EP, and various live cuts from the Spat! Records KickOff Jubilee this past July, and it’s all as relentlessly fierce as it is emotional and tense. The vocals are muffled but full of distinct, unbridled rage. The guitars are supernaturally scorching like fiery streaks of lightning ominously flashing across the distant cloud-heavy horizon. The bass and drums thunderously roll along like a ferocious fit of flatulence emanating from the ass of Satan himself. Whooooo-doggy boy, I hear an influential bit of Nirvana, Husker Du, Pavement, Dinosaur Jr., and Superchunk in this, but, overall, it’s a whole world of audial originality unto itself, vibrantly burstin’ at the seams and ready to sky-rocket into the outer limits of the stratosphere. Exciting, enticing, and intriguing beyond belief!

 –guest (Splat!)