FAERIES, THE: Riot in the Hive Mind: CD

Jul 09, 2007

Looks like a 7”—comes in a booklet that’s collated wrong with a little rubber nub in the back to hold the CD. Not just collated wrong, but all scribbled and sketchy and hard to read and hard to understand, kind of like the music, which is a sort of experimental metal/punk that reminds me of Rudimentary Peni or Amebix without really sounding like them. It’s got some nice guitar sounds, but overall it’s too inorganic and bloodless and socio-political to shake any real meat at me. Funny song titles (“Rape Elvis’ Skeleton,” “Shank Race,” “Federal Agents are Entering the Compound and the Faeries are Returning Fire”), though.

 –doug (no label)