GORT: The Arrival: CDEP

It’s funny how two-piece bands that “jam on some heavy shit” have become a genre unto itself. This is a guy on the baritone guitar (that’s like a big guitar with bass strings on it) and a guy on the drums, and a few occasional afterthought vocals. The problem with this is that when you have a two-piece band, you gotta do some spectacular shit to make up for it, like the relentless energy of Lightning Bolt or the technical proficiency of Hella or C Average. Unfortunately, Gort is neither relentless nor proficient. Mostly, they’re just boring. I feel sorry for the engineer that had to sit behind the mixing board while they tracked this snoozefest. It’s a nice try, just not nice enough.

 –ben (Feedback, no address)