Label: Owned and Operated
I was going to post some Wurm today, but then I noticed somebody posted that in the discussion board area, and then I was thinking about posting Saint Vitus, but decided to lay off the SST for a minute. We can always come back to it, it'll always be there for us.
Instead, how about that elusive last full length by Kansas City's Season To Risk? Good idea right? I say "last full length", but I think they are still a functioning band, just on hiatus or something. They've contributed to some compilations within the last couple of years, so who knows. I'd like to see them make a full comeback and bring their scraping noise rock with them.
If you were a fan of their first two full lengths, then you'll like this one too, even though some of the melodies might catch you off guard. While, they always had some catchy elements buried beneath the din of the older material, those melodies come to the surface on this one, but rest assured, it's still a burly slab of heaviness. Like, you know how Helmet has some melody and some actual singing (Page's Ozzy voice, not the drill sergeant bark) but that doesn't take away from the crushing blow of the attack? Yeah, well same thing here.
This is a highly underrated band, both when they were active and now in retrospect, which is real puzzling. They have consistently delivered the goods over the years, but you seldom hear their name mentioned along side the other noise rock champions of the past decade or so. What the fuck man? Mention their name already!