Describing themselves as “the sound of the apocalypse coming,” Seattle, WA based Terminal Fuzz Terror provides a pretty fun soundtrack to the end of days. Their upcoming release, Vol. 0: In the Shadow of the Mountain (Robotic Empire), is an interesting trip to the past in at just under forty minutes. Like many other bands to walk the path of psychedelic rock and roll, the band has a retro vibe with vocals that sound like you’re listening to someone sing inside of a tin can. I dig that.
My favorite track off of this album is easily the fast and heavy hitting ‘Megalodon’. I can see this becoming a pit favorite when it comes live performances. It’s the second shortest song on the album but still manages to be a cascade of energy and noise with a touch of punk influences. I might have to make this my beach party anthem for 2015. Bonus Pro Tip: Women love giant sharks. Trust me, I’m a lady.
‘Cycles’ is another fantastic song and I quickly found myself intrigued. The same few notes hypnotize you for the first three minutes of the song before things change over to buzz, fuzz, and distant vocals before eventually fading away. You hit that sweet spot where you can just kick back and get a little fuzzy yourself. You know you’re in the zone when you feel it in your temples; mine are tingling.
I didn’t mean to use the word fuzz so much, given the bands name, but that’s just what it is. While not perfect, Vol. 0: ITSOTM is worthwhile addition to any rock fan’s collection. This becomes truer if they happen to lean more towards the psychedelic side of things. This is a band we’ll all want to keep an eye on and I believe that there will be some truly great things in store for us down the road.
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