Friday 14 November 2014

Dry Rot - Phillistine

Dry Rot

Review by Brayden Bagnall

Genre/s: Hardcore, Noise Rock
For Fans Of: NASA Space Universe, Slices, Libyans, Pygmy Shrews, Venom P. Stinger, Saccharine Trust

Here lies before us a band taken before it's time. A potent blend of pent up rage, weirdo punk angst and hardcore experimentation. Simply put it's a good fucking band who made some angry fucking tunes in gloriously off kilter fashion.
Dry Rot are the band in question, and this here LP Philistine collects 17 of their strung out, hardcore ragers in a slightly uneasy to digest package. This thing splices straight up power chord stomp fests with wonky breakdowns (the opening track Hairless has one such breakdown that will embed itself in your memory and not budge), borderline jazz/no wave freakouts reminiscent of No Trend and even ambient drones. Together it's a frantic and manic example of how good punk can be when it's played with more than just three chords and snotty attitude. I should also mention that a member of the veritable granddaddies of weirdo punk, Saccharine Trust, lent their talents to this album - and if that ain't the only seal of approval you need, than you're on the wrong blog pal

1. Hairless
2. Seen In The Dark
3. Mass Love
4. Honey Stomachs
5. Gas Tube
6. All The Crime In The World
7. My Darling Boy
8. Can A Game Kill Time?
9. Oldest Pornography
10. Maul Test
11. Observer
12. Ran Warm
13. No More Feet
14. Safety Bunker


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