Sunday, September 04, 2011

Iowan's Obscure Metal...

Acoustic Guillotine - Self Titled (2011)



Bit of a weird one here I will warn you. When I say weird, I really incredibly goddamn strange. It's kind of an obscure and unique mass of stoner doom bass licks, simple low tech drums and black metal/hardcore vocals. The only time I have honestly ever heard anything even remotely similar was when I put an Agoraphobic Nosebleed 7" on my turntable at 33rpm not 45. I don't rightly know what to make of the whole album myself, it lacks depth and drive compared to the usual bands we have on here but I get the impression that wasn't what these guys were going for anyway. It's leaves me a bit hollow really, but thats just my opinion. I passed it on to a couple of friends who're into more sporadic and progressive side of these genres and they both lapped it up. So, swings and roundabouts really.

It's slow, gloomy and insanely creepy. You should really check it out on these merits alone. It won't be to everyones taste but hell, they're giving it away free so what have you got to loose!?

~ Jay

For Fans Of; Prong, Suicidal Tendencies, GG Allin, Japanese Torture Comedy Hour, Charles Manson