Label: Crucial Blast
Have you heard this one yet? Christ almighty, these motherfuckers know just how to pull together the elements of sludge, noise rock, and crust punk. The songs show a real mastery of the elements, they know when to push forward and when to pull back, there's a real sense of control over what are surely chaotic songs. They are routinely compared to Jesus Lizard, Hammerhead, Guzzard, Dazzling Killmen, Karp, Soundgarden and Black Flag. I can get on board with most of those names, my only beef is the Black Flag mention...I mean seriously...who (besides B'Last of course) even comes close to sounding like Black Flag? Rhetorical question dudes, nobody. Enough with the Black Flag comparisons, alright? If your band plays anything remotely close to hardcore, than, yes, you are influenced by Black Flag, but you sure as shit don't sound like them, and you don't have the "put your head down, and plow through the audience" mentality that they did.
Enough Black Flag worship, I got off track.
Black Elk fucking rule. They have a new record coming out in October on Crucial Blast which promises more destructo-rock.