NOOTHGRUSH: Failing Early, Failing Often: CD

Like a depressed Melvins (and, mercifully, without the nine-minute drum solos) Noothgrush lives in the same dark region as Grief, a place where everyone’s smile muscles are atrophied and thermobaric guitar riffs are the peacekeepers. This ‘grush stuff was all recorded in 95-97 and some of it’s been released on 7″s and stuff (none of which I have, so at least I’M happy now) but this ain’t exactly hit material, so a whole heap of it on a reissue like this is like a big thick concrete slab to build your own personal torture chamber on.

 –doug (Slap A Ham)