Birth: s/t LP
Devastatingly punishing debut here from Chicago dirtbags Birth (with ex-members of Brain Handle)! Bathed in the same filth as Brainbombs, Drunks With Guns, Flipper and Big Black; Birth take cro-magnon riffs and shred 'em to bits as the sky collapses around them and they're buried in a pile of smoldering barbed wire. Think heavy, sludgey as fuck, proto-punk that sounds like the Electric Eels covering the Stooges using Sabbath's gear if it were stolen from a scrap yard and made out of knives. Brutally harsh landscapes where beating the shit out of your instruments is therapy and masochism is fun. Black vinyl in full colour sleeve.