PERFECT PICTURE OF WISDOM AND BOLDNESS
The Mass hails from Oakland, CA, and their brand of off-kilter heavy music fits right in between Bay Area legends Primus, Faith No More, and Metallica. Picking up where the quartet’s last gem CITY OF DIS left off, the agonizing screams, dastardly guitar runs, well-oiled rhythms, and the occasional saxophone chimed in are retained here, successfully blowing your mind with scintillating savagery. Tracks like the Clutch meets Slackers “Cloven Head” is as avant-garde as a band can get while still retaining a melodic edge, while “Corpse Wielder” cleverly combines splattercore’s savagery with an indie rock jangle and a killer sax-led death march dirge at the end to boot. Remaining an enigmatic musical gift, PERFECT PICTURE OF WISDOM AND BOLDNESS will not let your adventurous side down for a second of the massive eight-tracks.