Friday 7 February 2014

Raspberry Bulbs - Deformed Worship

'Deformed Worship'
Raspberry Bulbs

Review By Brayden Bagnall

Genre/s: Blackened Punk, Post Punk, Garage Rock
For Fans Of: Sump, A Pregnant Light, Church Whip, The Stooges, Wire

For most of you, Raspberry Bulbs need no introduction. The band has been cutting swathes through alternative musical enthusiasts with their unique take on blackened punk. Essentially putting as much distance between usual black metal conventions as possible, both musically and aesthetically, Rasberry Bulbs add a certain menace and darkness to typically un-menacing genres (garage rock, post punk), creating an interesting juxtaposition of styles. Vocalist Marco Del Rio (formerly a member of Bone Awl) is a pivotal part of the Raspberry Bulbs, his surprisingly versatile voice cracks and strains, often dipping into gruff black metal territory before coming back to a more yearning, post punk drawl, all whilst coated in a healthy layer of reverb. The music itself is sporadic and indiscriminate, usually keeping a steady mid-tempo and throwing out nods to proto-punk, angular noise rock and even classic garage-y grunge. It's such a mixed bag of styles, and somehow it all works as an ugly re-interpretation of well traversed genre.

1. Cracked Flesh
2. Lusty Climbing
3. When a Lie Becomes the Truth
4. Before Man
5. Standing in Line
6. By the Root
7. Groping the Angel's Face
8. Wild Inside
9. I Was Wrong


1 comment:

  1. Listening to Pailhead right now, forgot how much I enjoyed the Ian/Mackaye/Ministry collaboration, anyways that has nothing to do with Rasberry Bulbs, muchos gracias.