December 10, 2009
Shrinebuilder - Shrinebuilder (2009)
A supergroup that doesn't suck. It does the opposite. It blows. In a good way. It blows your throbbing organs.
Those throbbing organs are your ears.
Scott Weinrich of The Obsessed, Al Cisneros of Sleep/Om, Scott Kelly of Neurosis, and................ DALE FUCKING CROVER of MELVINS.
From the first track it is obvious that he is laying down the skins. This album is really tough and really spacey. If it wasn't coming from the men whom they base their entire careers off of, I would say the aethereal vibes I got from the vocals and effects in this are reminiscent of Mastodon's newer material. It has some very relaxed moments woven fairly seamlessly into some pieces fit for the battlefield. Good, solid release.