MOTHER’S ANGER, THE: Self-titled: CD

Funny what a decade can change. This sounds a lot like Bleach to Nevermind-era Nirvana (especially the voice), and it sounds good. Perhaps it has to do with it being a two-piece from Israel. Perhaps it has to do with grunge, over-saturating the airwaves, exploding like a Zeppelin filled with mustard gas, and becoming such a dirty word in a relatively short amount of time that most bands still won’t attempt it because it still has a touch of the plague. So, it feels like they’re doing it for the right reasons. Making good music. Mother’s Anger also has bits of the more roaming Mudhoney, the less experimental Kent 3, and a bunch of “you’re older, grow out of punk” music that I’d don’t know too much about but recognize from my more genteel friends who play it when I’m at their houses. For something I’m not predisposed to liking, this isn’t bad at all. It’s a good middle ground between punk and indie. 

 –todd (Dionysus)