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Vincent Black Shadow: More Deeper

Vincent Black Shadow: More Deeper

Label:Heart Break Beat
Release Date:2008
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Vincent Black Shadow

By Michael Byrne | Posted 2/20/2008

. . . but it hurts so good, right? Maybe. Sort of. Vincent Black Shadow sounds like power tools, if power tools ran on nihilism. Come to think of it, it feels like power tools, too. Whatever Adam Savage is retch-screeching through his table saw--it could be "I love, I love, my little ponnnniiieees"--it feels like one of those little sanding drill bits widening out the inside of your ear canal.

We have an idea what the words are to "Wooden Kimono" are: "come here you little faaaakkkee/ I wanna see your faaaaacccee," and then something "faggot" something, though we could be totally off on that because Savage only drops whatever device he uses to turn his voice into hell spawn for like a half a line that goes "they're all over me/ I think I'm gonna run and fuck somethin' up." And then back to the saw. This song also effectively ends the more-cowbell joke, forever--you really just have to hear it. We also thought we were picking up "charm city" yowled early in the album, but saw that the song was called "Dome City," not that either one would make more or less sense here.

Overall, More Deeper is just some seriously fucked proto-grunge business that might have something to do with a gnarlier Mudhoney. Or maybe Sabbath with control issues, and way longer, rustier, and more chipped guitar riffs, drawn out in delays and effects that make everything sound like it's got either a stoner-metal prosthetic extension or some hissing whiplike razor wire pieced on. But, still, at its guts are still speedy, aggro lines that erupt out of the cannabis haze like sticks of dynamite in a bonfire, packed with little bits of scrap metal.

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