Throttlerod - "Nail"
(Smallstone Records 2006, SS-063)

Uploaded to Aural Innovations June 2006

Nails is Throttlerods 4th release since their birth in 1999. I only heard one of their releases last weekend at my friend Nils and I can say that this record is quite a lot different and much more raw and in your face and angry. The bass mix is really upfront and down and dirty. I am guessing the loss of long time founding member BO Leslie has lead the band to go for a heavier and more noisy direction to compensate for his loss and to move forward. Anyway, this album hanmers at you pretty hard and aggressive and has some real punk attitude mixed with a really raw sound and noisy guitars like the Unsane or something but more rock and roll. Sometimes I am reminded of the old Soundgarden stuff (the good raw heavy shit, not their pop crap!). I also hear some Helmet but with a more raw sound. Powerful stuff. Grab it with both hands!!!!!!

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Reviewed by Scott Heller

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