Todd – Big RipperPosted: July 12, 2014 | |
Riot Season label gets some eternal cool points in my eyes not only for releasing albums from such kick-ass bands as Acid Mothers Temple or Shit & Shine, but also for putting all their catalog on Bandcamp for streaming and download (with quite low prices, too!). Now, here comes this 2009 sludgy, dirty gem from the London based distortion caveman team Todd. On Big Ripper they refine their style, combining relentless, unforgiving hxc vibes with super-amplified hyper-distortion, offering a good combination of psychedelic energy and punk nihility to destroy everything in sight. “The (R)wub” is a stand-out here, my absolute favorite, tearing through everything in its acidic heroin blues mode, piercing the ears and the skin with not-giving-a-fuck solos and mangled vocals. This is album is not only a big ripper. It’s a huge ripper. Highly recommended!