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.
A post on Metafilter the other day took me by surprise. July 3 marked 20 years since Mark Sandman of Morphine died onstage in Italy. The post was valuable because it linked to some documentaries I wasn’t aware of: one about Sandman and one about the band. I need to figure out where I can see the latter because it’s not online anywhere. Stop and listen: