Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Unsane - Blew

the sound of tragedy and bloody demise

Unsane - Blew.mp3
I've been meaning to get Lambhouse, the 'best of' CD/DVD from Unsane that tacks on a bunch of live clips from the bands past. In the interim I've pulled out my favorite by the band, 1995's Scattered, Smothered and Covered. For those unfamiliar this is the sound of violence - grinding guitar, throbbing bass, distorted, trapped under water vocals. Bloody album art serves to complete the picture of life ending badly. The Unsane recorded a couple of singles and 4 proper albums before disbanding in the late 90's. Be forewarned that the music can be draining, as there isn't a whole hell of a lot of variation from the aural bludgeoning. In small doses this is plain old sicko fun.

As a side note, I'm unsure if the band are back and touring. Singer/Guitarist Chris Spencer had been/is fronting the very similar Cutthroats 9. Any info is appreciated