05:19 - Timmeh I love the shit out of Tool, I connect with their drug influence. Also they are masters of rhythm, love their polyrhythms.
05:19 - Joe Zombie When I think of experimental I think of avant-garde.
05:16 - Joe Zombie I used to be a big Tool fan. Listened to them a lot back in the day. And "weird" not to be confused with experimental. Weird as in these overdrawn compositions with so much fluff and filler that its wankery.
05:14 - Timmeh Yeah on a related note, I've always disliked how the genre term 'Experimental' gets thrown around. It suggests the band members have no idea what the fuck they're doing.
01. Draw Back A Stump 02. Global Division 03. Hellbound 04. Silence Of Violence 05. Drinking & Driving [Black Flag cover] 06. March Of The Curmudgeon [2012 remaster bonus] 07. Wasted Youth 08. Pride 09. Get The Fuck Off My Lawn [2012 remaster bonus] 10. Reform?
Can we please consider this a brand new release? Sure, its real release date was somewhere back in 2011, but there's something kind of defeating about discovering a top-notch album like Draw Back A Stump on its remastered/remix re-release.
Primate is probably the most apt name this band could have found - it's just so simple, unpretentious and bludgeoning, it's almost hard to believe a band this straightforward manages to still sound pretty fresh. It's basically old school hardcore revamped for a modern age. Draw Back A Stump is classic hardcore that frequently steps into grind territory, delivered through sludgy tones. Then there's this certain southern-fried undertone to the whole thing, as well...Maybe that just comes along with any sludgified music. It's almost tempting to say there is a few leads that feel like nods to greasy southern rock, but everything is blasted forth in such a rattling, grimy blur, it's hard to pick out the subtleties.
So let's forget the subtleties, because there ain't many. Simply put, Draw Back A Stump is a face value type of album. As in, picking valuable face fragments off the wall behind you after listening to this.
All shitty puns aside, Primate rule, that's all there really is to it. If you like solidly obnoxious music, maybe somewhere in the same region as Hank III's Assjack, there should be no reason to glance past this. Trying to go into any deeper detail about music like this is completely asinine.
The only track I heard was the one they made a lyric video for (don't even remember which song it was for). Though after reading your review and noticing the track entitled "Get The Fuck Off My Lawn", I'm definetly going to check the rest of it out.