SUNWYRM: First Cycle: CS

When they drift out into lo-fi psych space, or go mental like Endless Boogie Jr. or something (see “Licking Nectar from the Dragon’s Eye” and “Ouija Baby”), I like Sunwyrm a lot. It’s the too-basic stonerisms and average screaming that bog this tape down. Maybe they’re going for a Puffy Areolas thing—heavy psych and hardcore, some kind of acid maniac thing. Hard to tell. These seem like early stages for them; they could arrive at the grace and power and focus of a band like Boris, or not if they don’t want to. Anything could happen. –Matt Werts (What’s For Breakfast,