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RED FANG

Whales And Leeches

(Relapse Records)

Reviewed by : Kelley Simms
Rating : 8.0

Third time’s a charm for Portland, Oregon’s RED FANG. A cliché, I know, but on its third full-length release, Whales And Leeches, the endearing, bearded, beer-swilling hillbillies create some infectious, identifiable and memorable songs loaded with heaps of melodies and hooks that embed in your brain. On its 11 tracks, the band combines a gap-tooth, swampy sludge metal sound similar to BLACK TUSK with a modern stoner-rock quality like QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and a mammoth, wall of sound reminiscent of MASTODON. The similarities mostly lie in the band’s engaging three-part vocal harmonies. Thick guitar riffs, gritty vocals and thunderous bass and drums are capped off with a loud and robust production.

‘DOEN,’ an acronym for Dead Of Endless Night, is inspired by horror movie 30 Days of Night. It’s a real barn-burner and a good start to the proceedings. ‘Blood Like Cream’ oozes with catchy melodies, hypnotic guitar leads and pulsating drum beats. The seven-plus minute ‘Dawn Rising,’ featuring guest vocals by YOB’s Mike Scheidt, is a slow, doomy, heavy as fuck song with nice contrast and dynamics decorated with great vocal harmonies.

Whales And Leeches is a swirling, heaping mound of awesomeness from first song to last. Red Fang hasn’t invented anything new here, they just execute it well while keeping things interesting and entertaining. It’s a fun album that will surely provoke some good-natured rowdiness in the live setting.




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