PULLING TEETH: Funerary: LP

Sep 23, 2011

Admittedly, I wasn’t super into Pulling Teeth when they first released Vicious Skin (or even Martyr Immortal, for that matter). Not because I didn’t think their shit ripped, but because I have an unhealthy, endless love for both Left For Dead and The Swarm, and I was very skeptical of this new band that was getting compared to my two sweethearts constantly. Somewhere along the way, however, as PT’s song structures broadened and they became more of their own entity, I was drawn in. And quite thankfully, I might add. Funerary picks up pretty much right where Paradise Illusions left off, continuing their Holy Terror-meets-Colohan-bands approach, while upping the sludge elements somewhat and even toying with quite memorable melodies on the back end of the record. Fans of the band will still be pumped and perhaps those who weren’t initially floored by Pulling Teeth will be feeling this one. Great work.

 –Dave William (A389)

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