A horrible hack

Tear Gas and Plate Glass


Year Released: 2003
Format: CD
Label: self released
Reviewed by Kunal Nandi on Jun 13, 2007
Coming across like an unholy splicing of Neurosis and Alabama Thunder Pussy, TGAPG (!) do seriously lengthy songs (3 of them in 24 minutes), heavy on the dirge, but never far from a keen melodic sense.

I think they're trying to achieve more than just songs with "smokin' riffs", of which there are plenty here. Time will tell if they get there, but for a first demo, this is pretty magnificent. Self-produced, (nicely) self-packaged, done by two brothers from a village oop north. In fact, it's mostly done by one of the brothers, who pretty much does everything, including getting a drum machine to actually sound good. Not to belittle his brother's achievements, which are a truly shredded vocal assault in keeping with the heaviness.

This is heavy, doomy, stoner metal, yet strangely accessible too, with a refreshing dose of melody. The northern sludge alliance is on the rise!

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