Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Heavy Heavy Low Low- Turtle Nipple and the Toxic Shock

Party grindcore anyone? That’s about the most accurate description I can conjure for the brand of tunes these crazy San Jose kids belt out. Heavy Heavy Low Low caught on in underground circles and word of mouth with their spastic brand of blast beats and nauseating guitar riffs and got a deal with Ferret in 2006 after several self-released EPs. Turtle Nipple and the Toxic Shock (based on several inside jokes the band enjoyed while touring) is their second full length on Ferret.

Upon first listen, HHLL seem to have abandoned the grindcore and thrash a bit in favor of more of a mathcore meets southern metal sound a la label mates Every Time I Die, but the comparison ends there. The car’s still all over the fucking road as humorous lyrics collide with spaced out experimentation, jazzy undertones, angry metal breakdowns, and a Black Flag cover.

Thank god for bands like this who insist on putting out pervertedly fucked up music.

Heavy Heavy Low Low myspace

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