TRIGGER CUT: Rogo: LP/CD

It doesn’t seem that long ago since this German trio released its debut album, Buster, but I’m more than happy to hear more from the band. Unsurprisingly, the approach hasn’t altered so it’s a noisy effort which doesn’t sound too far off Big Black at times. What I really like is how the recording comes across with just the right amount of space to let each element have its own life whilst coalescing perfectly to create an industrial level noise. The rhythm section punches holes in the wall, whilst Ralph Schaarschmidt’s guitar shrieks and slices like an angle grinder as his Albini-esque vocals threaten to damage his vocal cords; such is the strain they seem under. I believe Trigger Cut has stepped up another level with Rogo and this album certainly deserves to gain the band a bit more recognition. –Rich Cocksedge (Self-released)