Saturday, July 4, 2009


The first reviews of the 7" are starting to filter in. This particular one comes from the fine folks over at PunkNews
Read it for yourself:
"Oak & Bone do hardcore of the smoggy, smokey variety. The guitars are the right kind of fuzzy, the bass vibrates with just the right smoldering touch and the vocals are hollered with a reared-back, D-beat-style bark. Not bad.

I'd like to compare this self-titled 7" to the No Idols full-length Hex put out a few years back, but it's really not as heavy or confrontational. It's like No Idols took a few bong hits before recording and resultingly put a hazy but still mean aura over everything. "Atavistic" begins with a couple of flourishing pounds separated by the most restrained pauses one can muster, before the song comes together a little more fluidly and some excellent stoner riffs in the bridge pushes the finish into overdrive. Closer "Momentum" has some of the more straightforward moments the record provides, clearing skies just a bit.

I'm not floored through and through, but still a cool release for sure."

The dudes are also hitting the road again, this time with fellow Syracuse metalheads Cicada. It's only a few shows, but check 'em out anyway:
Jul 10 2009 6:00P- Unitarian Church- Stratford, Connecticut
Jul 11 2009 8:00P- United Front Company- Revere, Massachusetts
Jul 12 2009 8:00P- Dead City- New Brunswick, New Jersey

No comments: