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Cable : Northern Failures

All right, who likes a little noise with their riffage? How about a little, like a lot? Cable is from Connecticut, USA, promote "dirtbag clothing", and are happy to serve up plenty of screaming vocals, killer riffs, down n' dirty lyrics, and funny/disturbing samples, tasty as ya please.

The album was engineered by Today's the Day member Steve Austin, and let me tell you, rarely have I heard such a good low end in a genre where engineers commonly pursue that holiest of grails. The guitars are buzzsaw-rough, giving just the right supporting edge to vocalist Bernie Romanowski's screaming. This is not music for the faint-hearted, but neither is it obnoxious noise-core. Cable always return to the heavy riff no matter how far away they might venture, which is all to the good to these ears. 'Wings of Hope' starts things right with some slammy riffing, while 'Climb the Cactus' is of particular interest to doomsters, with its slow pace, treated vocals, and echoing guitar sometimes sliding into dissonance. The album standout is 'Black Leather Mustache', which incorporates gently strummed acoustic guitars among the madness. The album winds up with a sick but somehow satisfying version of the tired '70s Marshall Tucker Band chestnut, 'Can't you See?'. Contrast this with Halfway to Gone's respectful version; odd to see 2 versions popping up this year.

No, this isn't doom like you're used to, but I can imagine many doomsters going for this unholy cross between Unsane, The Allman Brothers, and Black Sabbath. It gets under your skin like heroin cut with strychnine.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Wings of Hope
2. The Big Rock
3. Climb the Cactus
4. Irish Tan
5. The City Dump
6. Black Leather Mustache
7. Fours & Whores
8. Happy Accidents
9. Whiskey Mountain Mantra
10. Homewrecker
11. Can't You See?

Duration : Approx. 43 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kevin McHugh
Hate Your Guts Records
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