Bass Drum of Death
BDoD blew onto the scene a few years back in the wake of main miscreant John Barrett's involvement with Flight, the cornerstone of Mississippi voodoo fuzz. Barrett bore a similar style to Flight's octane heavy, vocally obscured burners but immediately began to burn cleaner once he hit the long players. With Rip This the fuzz has subsided with the tide but there's still plenty of six ton riffs and Southern garage power pummel to punch the bedroom walls of each and every track, leaving behind a mess of plaster and earache hanging in the air. Barrett's gone from underdog sideman to garage darling in double time but that's not to say that its not deserved, every smoldering chunk of Rip This lives up to that boastful title. Its rips like a fishhook through the cheek, drawing blood quickly and leaving jagged scars like a pox on the listener. Hard to deny that this one's got legs and bears repeated listens.
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