Gestated in the same Richmond, Virginia punk-metal underground (pizza parlor) as Cough, Inter Arma and Windhand, the now-Brooklyn-based LUGWEIGHT's "YESTERDAY" LP traffics a similarly heavy and heady guitar drone LP of equal parts the instantly recognizable full-stack evil riff worship of EARTH'S 1993 iconic "EARTH 2", while also channeling the noisy stereo-psychedelic loops and locked groove drones of Lee Ranaldo's 1987 SST record "From Here To Infinity." LUGWEIGHT's reverberating 12-string electric guitar is instantly characteristically LUGWEIGHT in that disgustingly slow, speakercone-tearing, headbanging tradition of "Geometry of Murder", backed by loops of guitar-as-heavy repetitive chimes. Homemade fuzzboxes and cigarbox oscillators bring a fried drowsiness to the back of the skull appropriately enough in YESTERDAY's "Sleeping on Cocaine", which also recalls the pre-disco-beat era of former Joe Preston roommates Growing, particularly darker full stack metallic ambiance of that guitar duo.
"Love Song for the Insane", the record's longest track features cough-syruppy sung vocals buried in the riff, recalling the sunstroke melodicism of My Bloody Valentine and Joe Preston's singing in Thrones.
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