Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – Blood Lust

UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS might be a fairly new name to most people out there. With the way their sophomore LP “Blood Lust” quickly sold out, that statement will only hold true for so much longer.

Coming from the virtually unknown Killer Candy Records, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats released their debut LP on heavyweight purple vinyl in no more than 350 copies to go around. Sadly, at this current moment, there are none left. Apologies we didn’t get this one to your ears a bit sooner so you could buy it, but it doesn’t have to be all bad. Included on their album is forty-plus minutes of some of the most heavy, staggering psych rock we’ve heard all year around here, with a doomed and demented twist that really makes it such a delicious listen. This psych-metal trio picks up a sound and makes it work flawlessly, where it ultimately becomes a great guitar album, packing lots of punches but not necessarily offering any tricks.

Track three “Over and Over Again” is one quick-starter you’ll find on this record, launching you headfirst into an electrified minefield of guitar leads that sound thick and supercharged in all of their godly rage. They singe the eyebrows clean off your head from both relentless soloing and whirlwind percussion, pushing everything to the brink of insanity, but not quite tipping over. Following that up, “Curse in the Trees” opens with a lazy, strung out introduction before a quick and welcomed change. Like that beginning, this psych dirge still sounds possessed from the nearly haunted vocals of Uncle Acid himself before switching momentum into a steadily paced, blues-tinged burner with fiery guitars and clanking cymbals. Next thing you know, those guitars are right in your grill squealing like little pigs, destroying everything in sight as they explode with anguish.

Continuing this stretch, “I’m Here to Kill You” comes next. Roll with the power chord punches because they don’t ever let up in this one, eventually revealing a spearhead of guitar work. This arguably proves the caliber of guitar skill that is to be heard on this record, with every last searing note that melts off the strings. The seven minute suite “13 Candles” barges in next, where as it unfolds you can feel the weight of the psych fury as they continue to pummel in this straight rocking ass kicker. It’s like there’s a constant flame lit underneath it, boiling and heating things up like there’s no tomorrow. As it plays you might detect things going stale, where without fail some surefire guitar work comes in to steal the show and change things up, but at this point we could have called that.

Believe it or not, that is one of the few complaints about this record (other than the fact that there’s only 350 pressed!). Things don’t ever pop off quite like they seem to be foreshadowing, sometimes leaving you yearning for a bit more of a spiked up, instrumental blast (in the long run, you could argue that that is all part of their slowed sound, but couldn’t you just imagine a TRMRS-esque freak out somewhere in there?). “Ritual Knife” comes next with it’s tom-heavy and primitive introduction, splitting off into their patented doom-psych horror show, which by now we should literally hear and also understand why this album is titled “Blood Lust”.

If you were looking for a specific sound, look no further because you’ve found it with this record – just don’t expect them to stray too far from where they’re comfortable. Things may go sour quickly if you’re not all for this scorching type of doom-psych, but if it’s the other way around then this is nothing short of a miracle. Check out these burners below and see how you feel.

I’ll Cut You Down – http://s0.wp.com/i/support/feedback/automattobot-sad.png

Over and Over Again – http://s0.wp.com/i/support/feedback/automattobot-sad.png

Ritual Knife – http://s0.wp.com/i/support/feedback/automattobot-sad.png

My Rating: 8/10
Genre/ Tags: Psychedelic, Metal, Hardcore, Doom
Blood Lust LP: Tracklist:
1.) I’ll Cut You Down
2.) Death’s Door
3.) Over and Over Again
4.) Curse in the Trees
5.) I’m Here to Kill You
6.) 13 Candles
7.) Ritual Knife
8.) Withered Hand of Evil
9.) “Bonus Track”

Here’s where to buy… sold out! But represses can happen!
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