Murder The Mountains CD (2011)

Artist: Red Fang

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Label Relapse Records/red
SKU 220243111
UPC 781676714421
UPC 14 00781676714421
Format CD
Release Date 4/12/2011
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Author Red Fang
Technical Info
Engineer Adam Selzer; Kevin Robinson
Producer Red Fang; Chris Funk
CatalogID RR7144
Lable Name Relapse Records (USA)
Released 04/12/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 41m : 54s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00781676714421
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Maurice Bryan Giles (vocals, guitar); Aaron Beam (vocals); David Sullivan, Anita Robinson (guitar); Chris Funk (slide guitar, percussion); Jenny Conlee (organ); John Sherman (drums); Kevin Robinson (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Vance Powell .
Recording information: Amore!Phonics, Portland; Type Foundry Studio, Portland, OR.
With popular music becoming increasingly homogenized-sounding in the early 21st century (a dangerous cocktail of Pro Tools and American Idol), it's becoming harder to find rock bands that haven't been affected as well by the changing tides. Thankfully, listeners still have bands like Red Fang. As heard throughout its 2011 release, Murder the Mountains, the band is a throwback of sorts to two separate eras that embraced raw and rocking musicianship -- the early '70s and the early '90s -- both of which focused on the sound of live bands letting it rip in the studio. And as a result, Red Fang recall such bands as Black Sabbath (from the former era) and the Melvins and Tad (from the latter era). But don't be misled into thinking that Red Fang are of the "stoner rock" variety, as they don't put meandering sludge riffing at the top of their priority list. No way. Memorable songs with catchy (yet heavy) parts rule the roost here, as evidenced by such standouts as "Wires," "Dirt Wizard," and "Throw Up" (all of which are separately reminiscent of the aforementioned bands, in respective order). If only there were more bands like Red Fang, who haven't forgotten what made their Sabbath records so special in the first place -- the sound of real human beings leaving their greasy fingerprints all over heavy riffs, with no desire to "clean things up" afterwards. ~ Greg Prato
Professional Reviews
Alternative Press (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] near-masterpiece of tangled tar pit riffs....The surprises come when the band exhibit a rather lovelorn spirit underneath their gruff, bearded exteriors..."
Disc 1
1 Malverde
2 Wires
3 Hank is Dead
4 Dirt Wizard
5 Throw Up
6 Painted Parade
7 Number Thirteen
8 Into the Eye
9 Undertow, The
10 Human Herd
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Artist Red Fang
Music Format Compact Disc

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