SCORPION TEA: Self-titled: CD

Mar 19, 2024

Heavy death rock with some sick riffs and gloom and slowly mounting dread. The selling point is probably that Edley ODowd (Psychic TV) is on drums, but the band stands on its own, with solid mid-tempo grooves and goth tones and mildly deranged atonal vocals putting a dark point across. I don’t know if it’s exactly “a band of monsters playing broken instruments,” as ODowd has described it (I would love to hear that band). I think I know what he means, though. –Matt Werts (Give/Take,

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