Gulch – “Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress” 12″
Now into its fourth press – finally, I have managed to snag a decent quantity of what has become one of the most sought-after debut full-lengths in many years. Pulverising noise punk mayhem from Santa Cruz, California. An unhinged wildness that sounds genuinely dangerous and life threatening. The chaos that rushes alongside the barrage of metal riffs is perfectly held-together by the tight beats and snare rolls of Sam Ciaramitaro, (who does double time fronting Drain). Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden in Oakland, California. The Siouxsie & the Banshees cover – an inspired choice – is both faithfuly done and surprisingly not out of place.