Friday, July 12, 2013
got an unsolicited package in the mail containing this CD from ZUD and was pleased to discover it was from the folks behind BOGUS RENDITION zine, who i'm sure i've posted about before. the one sheet that was included described it as "old school sleazy 'n cheesey bluesy rockin' black metal". and cites old mayhem, older bathory, roky erickson, van halen, and others as influences. okay. to be fair that description didn't really hook me. but upon giving the disc a spin, it's about the best way to possibly describe it. heavy on the old school black metal, and sounding both exactly and nothing like the rest. may seem kind of confusing in theory, but this slays. and in a raging way, not a weird way. a lot of care was clearly put into the presentation and the recording quality is on point as well. i definitely appreciate getting a physical copy of something i'm not familiar with as opposed to a download link. and i'm really glad the bogus rendition guys turned me on to this. ZUD has show dates and links to stream songs on their site HERE. or just message at firstname.lastname@example.org.