Attention grabbing, controversial album and artist titles are the nom de reguer of noise music. With musical extremity comes thematic and visual extremity. I had thought that shocking album titles had reached a plateau, a place where I just was not shocked anymore, that is, until the Female Pedophile False Security cassette
Lincoln, Nebraska isn’t the first place one would go looking for avant-garde prog metal, but that’s part what makes this noise-influenced two-piece such a unique outfit. Though Gnawstic still resides in the depths of the metal underground, the duo of Sam Meints and Marshal Fisher have been recording and playing their abrasive
Fragment King is a band I had little to no familiarity with going into this, and I honestly think that was a boon to my overall listening experience. With no preconceived notions of the band, it was much easier to confront the subtle brand of chaos that Fragment King offers.
I think attempting to debate what Mueller has written on the newly-released Death Blues record will get me straight back to where I was with Chrome’s “Feel It Like A Scientist”, so I’d prefer not to go in that direction for the sake of exploring another, say, new dimension instead. To get