Black Tusk - Set The Dial


7.5 | 32 votes |
Release date: 25 October 2011
Style: Sludge metal, Hardcore, Punk

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01. Brewing The Storm
02. Bring Me Darkness
03. Ender Of All
04. Mass Devotion
05. Carved In Stone
06. Set The Dial To Your Doom
07. Resistor
08. This Time Is Divine
09. Growing Horns
10. Crossroads And Thunder

Additional info
Released on October 31 internationally.

Recorded at Soundhouse Studios, Seattle, WA.
Produced and engineered by Jack Endino.
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New Windsor, NY.
Artwork by John Dyer Baizley. Design by Orion Landau.

Staff review by
Doc Godin
Rating:
6.6
Here comes Black Tusk! They're groovy, sludgy, heavy, and catchy! Aaaaaaaaaand...

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published 15.11.2011 | Comments (15)

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06.11.2011 - 08:09
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Not a bad album by any means but it would sure be nice if they would stop trying so hard to be Kylesa.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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06.11.2011 - 16:08
Rating: 7
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Written by Troy Killjoy on 06.11.2011 at 08:09

Not a bad album by any means but it would sure be nice if they would stop trying so hard to be Kylesa.
does that mean they sound more... dunno... tribal-chanty this time?
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06.11.2011 - 19:21
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Ag Fox on 06.11.2011 at 16:08
does that mean they sound more... dunno... tribal-chanty this time?

I don't think so...they kind of have a punk vocal thing going on... The music is almost exactly the same as Kylesa though, like the same brand of stoner/sludge. I know they come from the same city and tour together and share the same artist for their covers but still. Some originality would be nice, especially since Kylesa do everything better.
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06.11.2011 - 21:12
Rating: 7
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Hopefully the album is still good enough. I want to buy the Set The Dial T-shirt because of the artwork lol
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06.11.2011 - 21:15
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Troy Killjoy on 06.11.2011 at 19:21

Some originality would be nice, especially since Kylesa do everything better.


I honestly don't think they are that much alike considering the latest Kylesa album being very mellow and "nice" listening. This guys being more "in your face" about it. I'm not saying theya re original by any means though, far from it.... It's still some well done sludge/stoner and I'm going to enjoy it as such without thinking too much about the originality part.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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06.11.2011 - 21:19
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
That's just it, it took Kylesa to change, not Black Tusk.

Anyway, the album's not bad. All comparisons aside it's still a decent mix of sludge and stoner.
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18.05.2012 - 14:48
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Troy Killjoy on 06.11.2011 at 21:19

All comparisons aside it's still a decent mix of sludge and stoner.

Yeah, I actually really liked this one, would probably get a low 8 or high 7. Nice guitar work, even if it isn't the most original.
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forever bummed out
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10.12.2012 - 16:54
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Nice album. The riffs are not very original but sound really good. If only it weren't for those high-pitched vocals that annoyed me to some degree.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
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