Thriller - (2009)
The third album from the UK.s favorite extreme-noise Sludge-rockers. Fans of everyone from Black Sabbath and MC5 to TAD, Sonic Youth, The Melvins and Harvey Milk stand to be impressed by Thriller's suffocating but liberating vibe that sounds brain-shakingly loud regardless where the volume dial is turned to on your stereo. Signed to Mogwai's Rock Action label, the Camberwell crew have recruited bassist Tracy Bellaries (formerly of Ikara Colt, Mystery Meat and Soulbossa) to add even more texture to their dense, pervading noise that doesn't betray their roots as a traditional Rock band. With its screaming textures and the band's delicate twist on pop sensibilities, Thriller looks to set the standard for uncompromising, unwielding creativity this year, drawing on their rich range of styles, influences and their history of resolutely doing their own thing.