Drug Church, World Impact. The vocalist gargles with razor blades, the groove is sludgy but fast, the chorus is killer and the lyrics are great. This shouldn’t work but it does. I found this band in an article about Turnstile and the future of hardcore, and it gives me hope. I want more of this to restore my faith in guitar-based rock.
Wow, OK. Pitchfork gave the new Chemical Brothers album an 8.0. As an unapologetic holdout for big-beat dance and electronica, I’m happy to hear there’s at least one group still making the kind of heavy, hook-laden music I like. I will buy this.