- Music Reviews
- July 8, 2020
The Pandemic Songs (Saustex Records). Review by James Mann.
The net result of plowing through a weighty tome like this is a sense of awe at how a bunch of kids created their own culture whole cloth, like the music industry on a Utopian, communal, microcosmic level.
Slower! Slower! Jen Cray is bowled over by the brutal trudge of an evening with Down, Weedeater and the mighty Melvins.
William Weikart, the mastermind behind the band Obscured by Clouds, is one literate and surprising person. Tim Wardyn unveils Weikart’s impressive cast of influences (including Chris Cornell and Baroque music), how ex-girlfriends contributed to one of the best songs on their album Psycheclectic, and how his bandmate Thee Slayer Hippy got his name.
What began as a side project for Pantera members Phillip Anselmo and Rex Brown has since become a supergroup within the metal world. Down brought their metal alumni to Orlando, and Jen Cray got herself an invite.
Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow (Elektra). Review by Matthew Moyer.