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Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Jeff Tuttle steps away from his axe to pick up a microphone and front the quartet Old Gods. This Detroit-based unit shares Tuttle’s main outfit’s love of jagged music yet takes a turn towards the seedier side of hardcore on cuts like the caustic “Snakeoil Painting 2” to come off like a cross between Black Flag at their boiling point and the noise-addled post hardcore mayhem of acts like Jesus Lizard. Administering a relentless six-track clamor (“F For Fake”) direct from the former murder capital of the world, Old Gods unleash a nefarious and noisy debut chock full of the scalding screams and jackhammer rhythms (“Shock Corridor”) suitable for destroying everything in the general vicinity.
- Mike SOS