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Red Fang – Whales And Leeches

Although Red Fang made their entrance into the metal-world with the beer-swilling raucous stoner rock of 'Prehistoric Dog', anyone who has delved into their albums knows that there's a lot more their sound. Previous records, Red Fang and Murder The Mountains were comprised of equal parts head swinging rock 'n' roll and mopey-faced dark stoner jams and that juxtaposition is all the more clear here on Whales and Leeches.
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Black Tusk – Tend No Wounds

Black Tusk have always had that "spur of the moment" feel about them. From the minute guitarist Andrew Fidler and bassist Jonathan Athon knocked on their neighbour's door and asked if he wanted to be in their band, there has been this sense of freedom about the way they operate. Their music is the same. It is almost flippant in its design - oozing simplicity; laughing in the face of their Savannah brethren's experimentalism. Consequently, they have very rapidly built up a consistent catalogue of thrash-streaked punk n' sludge that, when performed, can lay waste to any venue.