Every so often, when the mood strikes, I’ll put on an older Lungfish record. Daniel Higgs writes amazingly poetic lyrics, which, in many cases, is a bad thing, but Higgs is a really great lyricist. And I love the fact that not only is this band completely lacking in commercial appeal, but they’ve been around for something like fifteen years and they’re ridiculously obscure. But musically, this doesn’t really do anything for me. Unlike their Dischord peers such as Fugazi or Jawbox, who, arty or not, made music that was dynamic and interesting, Feral Hymns finds a slow, drowsy groove and stays there, and ultimately there’s nothing feral about it.