Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fatal/Error - (2007)

So what exactly would happen if Page Hamilton of Helmet found a way to join Black Sabbath in the early 70's? The answer could be Fatal/Error, the dynamic sophmore release from Madison's Droids Attack. Delving into heavier and epic territory as the metal trio has grown into a mighty sonic levithan. It's a simple, time-honored premise, and it sort of relates to the music within. Droids Attack borrows from Clutch's Transnational Speedway, The Melvins' Houdini/Stoner Witch/Stag trifecta, and the get-up-and-go boogie of Hognose or Lamont. To their credit, they do more than just shellac those sounds and call them their own. There's something awesome the way opener "The Lord" keeps tacking on new, killer riffs, the way "Steven Seagal" makes me want to run around kicking things, and the way "Malachai Crunch" reminds me that I need to go buy more beer.

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