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PATHETICISM 2003 DEMO CD
Back in 2002, former members of SEVEN FOOT SPLEEN, PUJ and STONE OF ABEL got together and formed a new musical project with the sole intent of writing 1 song for an upcoming installment of Very Small Records' Songs About Drinking series. The song was ultimately rejected, but the project continued on, eventually adopting the name, PATHETICISM. During their relatively short lifespan (less than a year), PATHETICISM shared the stage with ANTiSEEN, WEEDEATER, HAWG JAW, STAR CHILD, KYLESA, & FACE FIRST to name but a few. The 6 songs that appear on this CD were hastily recorded live in a friend's basement so that the band would have something to sell at shows in Savannah, GA & New Orleans. Very few were actually sold, however. This is the first time since 2003 that these songs have been available to the public. Heavy, distorted & verging on self-implosion, PATHETICISM stumbled and lurched through their sets, garnering comparisons to FLIPPER, SCRATCH ACID, BUZZOV-EN & CHERUBS (who they cover on this disc.)
Members of PATHETICISM went on to play in FLAT TIRES, MOUNTAIN OF JUDGMENT, THE ASOUND & HOUR OF 13.
THE ASOUND / MAGMA RISE Split 7"
Mark Hunt-Bryden thesleepingshaman.com
Tsuguri Records brings together an international collaboration. On one side we have Hungary’s Magma Rise who have recently released their solid debut ‘A Lazy Stream of Steel’ on Psychedoomelic records. Here the ex Wall Of Sleep and Mood members have the excellent unreleased track ‘Five’. Picking up from where ‘Lazy Stream…’ left off this tune is more of the same Black Sabbath/Trouble inspired doom riffage with a huge groove that has you nodding your head instantly. Leaning more towards the style of the first five Sabbath albums this is one of their more mid paced stompers which gives a vague tip of the hat to Iron Man but manages to keep itself out of the reach of accusations of plagiarism. It is a great complement to their album and displays the same taught song writing.
On the flipside of the disc is The Asound’s offering of ‘The Baron’. The Baron is a lurching jarring track that seems to pulse like an alarm one minute and groove the next. Like Five on the other side this has a definite march like stomp to it and Chad’s vocals are definitely reminiscent of Ozzy, well a younger one, when he could sing anyway.
Dig out the turntable and give these two bands a spin.
Featuring: SHIT AND SHINE, SONS OF TONATIUH, ENOCH, yellowthief, YUUGEN SYNDROME, AKRIS, AHLEUCHATISTAS, PIGS, US CHRISTMAS, THE GRAND ASTORIA, THE ASOUND, SHANE PERLOWIN & THE WAYWARD.
Every Cd comes w/ a sticker featuring original art by Tanabe Yorichika.
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