TORTURED TONGUES: “Let Me Down” b/w “Feed the Flys”: 7”

There is something kind of off about this recording. I can’t tell if it is on purpose. The vocals are doubled, loud, unrehearsed sounding, and don’t often fit with the rhythm of the music. “Let Me Down” moves at a pretty standard punk rock pace. “Feed the Flys” is a little more abstract. Not quite Butthole Surfers weird, but the riffs are sloppy in a fun, Stooges-influenced sort of way. I don’t really understand why the vocals are so crazy and drunk sounding. The two vocalists overpower everything and the better singer is low in the mix. They sound like they could be better live.

 –Billups Allen (Hozac, hozacrecords.com)