SHIT AND SHINE
Jealous of Shit and Shine

[Riot Season, www.riotseason.com]

Receiving the group of the year honours at 2006's Sonar is no easy feat but British outfit Shit and Shine can put this down on their resume.  Among the noise of their four drum and two bass line-up, I hear much of the Butthole Surfers as much as I hear thick slabs of Merzbow.  These guys don't do anything half-way.  They throw themselves head-first into their music.  Make no mistake, this is aggressive stuff and definitely not for those faint at heart.  The fuzzy guitars they employ aren't enough to set them apart from other bands that practice a similar musical belief.  Their satanic-sounding vocals are just fine [in their creepiness and in their morose delivery] but aren't enough to set them apart either.  What sets the boys apart from the rack of heathens is their pure intensity.  Check out "When Extreme Dogs Go Wrong" - with its break-beat, over-the-top percussive madness and its hellish audio outlook - and tell me this is not the harshest thing to hit your skull since sunnO)))) has appeared from their grave.  Then, move on to "Unchained Ladies Shopper" - with its fuzzed-out guitar madness and washed-out waves of guitars - and see how these guys simply rip the place apart into shreds.  Their sonic assault is so tasty and so grimy at once, it leaves you exasperated and deaf at the same time.  The most satisfying track in the bunch is the half-an-hour long "Practicing to be a Doctor".  With its persistently stubborn beat and repetitive guitar phrasing, it mutates itself a few times with barrages of overkill feedback and pure sludge while it simply keeps on rolling and rolling and rolling.  [At one point, the beat grows so crazy; it starts to remind me of "My Sharona"!]  Without a doubt, this album is one of obvious contenders for harsh record of the year.  No shit about it!

- Tom Sekowski


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