Label: Escape Artist
Ipecac posted the Theory Of Ruin full length some time ago, but I was listening to this ep in the car today and had completely forgotten how much it smokes. Great shit.
You already know that it's Alex Newport from Fudge Tunnel and Nailbomb (and producing a million good records [and a few crap ones]), and you know that this band sounds way less metal than you had originally expected and way more like Unsane meets Killing Joke meets Rapeman. You knew that. Got it. Maybe you knew that drummer Ches Smith was in Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant, and Xiu Xiu. Possibly. So you know this is super good then.
I was in a band once who were not very popular (go figure) and we played a show with Theory Of Ruin and Totimoshi. When we played there were literally 6 paying customers in attendance. Awesome draw. But then, when Totimoshi took the stage, our 6 "fans" (who had come simply out of obligation and were by no means there to hear loud music) began filing out. Yikes. Then, when Theory Of Ruin played, there was literally nobody there but the other bands the people that worked there. Ouch. No fun. They still powered through their set, and were still very impressive, but I felt terrible that no one was there to see it.
* Link fixed 09.19.09