We love Australia. The big country on the other side of the world has given us Minogue, Donovan and Disentomb to name but a few stellar music acts. More recently we’ve been looking at the downright nasty and the most beautiful of what Australia has to offer in terms of metal. So, along comes Fvck Mountain who have unwillingly made it their prerogative to render me unable to pinpoint exactly where they belong on this spectrum. This Brisbane five piece hit heights that hardcore rarely manages while at the same time crafting something far more memorable than the majority of the pack seem capable of.
Dead Dogs was released late last year and it’s been doing it’s rounds in my jukebox for some time now. Tagged on Bandcamp as crust, punk, doom and more, none of these really do justice to the actual product here. In just twenty short minutes, Fvck Mountain smash through violently powerful ditties and soar with the most metallic of post hardcore arias. This might sound a bit all over the place but each riff or pulsing double bass barrage rings out so true that you could be forgiven for feeling the need to confess after a few runs through. In a time when every second act is tarred with the Entombedcore brush, Fvck Mountain scream “fuck that”, break the stinking brush and demand attention outwith the limits of a silly subgenre.