Wednesday, September 28, 2011



THE FUCKING WRATH
from Ventura, California

 Some bands are just the pure fucking embodiement of what real metal is all about. I'm not one to champion the orthodox virtues of "true metal", but I do feel an endearing sense of pride when a band just speaks to me almost telepathically via this base connection we all have with the essentials of the music genre on which everything we love rests. A band like Lair Of The Minotaur do that for me, for instance, and so does The Fucking Wrath. It's not even a question of genre, as this bunch throw in their coarse mixture scraps of drunken, swaggering rock'n'roll, filthy sludge and even a bit of a loose punk vibe, but man, it's that feeling, the rudeness and the looseness with which every song is delivered. Hey, it's the fucking wrath. That bandname wasn't given by chance. I mean, just look at those dudes. How could they not kick ass? It's that fucking wrath that makes every song a blast.

Luckily, then, that just yesterday we got a whole new batch of them with the release of their new album, 'Valley Of The Serpent's Soul', a beast that some of us had been eagerly anticipating for quite a while. So now, adding to the many great tunes on the awesome 2007 debut 'Season Of Evil' and last year's stop-gap EP 'Terra Fire', there's the bluesy riffage of 'Swan Song Of A Mad Man', the fist-raising heaviness of 'Rebellious Axe' and slower, pounding numbers like 'The Neurodyssey' among the disc's many highlights. And don't these bands always have the coolest record covers?



They're on the perfect label, too. Tee Pee Records have given us a wonderfully balanced mix between ragers and rockers with bands like Quest For Fire, Elks, Earthless or Teeth Of The Hydra among many others, so this pack of rabid riffmeisters feels right at home. Be sure to pick up the new album on their website. This fucking wrathful video should remove any last lingering doubts you might have.

1 comment:

  1. The 2nd guy from the right isn't Ron Jeremy by any chance, is he?

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