Hailing straight out of Cleveland, Ohio is the manic PUFFY AREOLAS with their catastrophic blend of sludge-infused psych rock. Corrosive, dangerous and threatening are only a few words that illustrate the madness.
Listening to their brand new EP on Hozac Records is like a sonic clusterfuck of epic proportions, leaving everything in a dusty rubble as they plow through track after track of dirty, heart-stopping psych-rock with a slight, nearly unnoticeable jazz tinge. There’s enough grit, fuzz and slop to clog the waste dumps for weeks as the intensity never lets up for even a second, to the point where you feel the hairs on your body singeing off one by one. “Psychomania” delivers just what the title promises, with strobing, rippling guitars that rain down from the stormy, agitated sky like bolts of furious lightning. Perhaps the most obvious nod to their jazz influences occurs in “By the Hand”, an entirely instrumental onslaught of mangled guitars with a shambolic complexion that will probably leave you begging for mercy. In the end, this shit is about as lethal as it gets and should be approached with great caution.
By the Hand –
My Rating: 6.7/10
Genre/ Tags: Psychedelic, Acid Rock, Lo-Fi
Gentleman’s Grip 7″: Tracklist:
1.) Gentleman’s Grip
3.) By the Hand
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