This one gets filed in the “book by its cover” file. The cover sports nice drawings of bears and birds in relaxing shades of white, grey and light blue. Calming to say the least, but had me concerned about what lay in store for me musically. Let’s just say that I wasn’t expecting a mutated Melvins/Jesus Lizard hybrid to jump out and start smashing my head into the desk and punch my brain from the inside out. The vocalist kind of falls somewhere in between the aforementioned Lizard’s David Yow and Rick Froberg of Drive Like Jehu and Hot Snakes. As for the tunes, they’re heavy and sludgey with little sprinkles of Nomeansno—like bass rolling through them. Pretty good stuff.
–ty (No List, myspace.com/nolistrecords)