Friday, November 13, 2015

Out today: CHAIN GANG GRAVE - Bury Them and Keep Quiet

Bury Them and Keep Quiet, the second EP by Chain Gang Grave, is out today.

Stream Bury Them and Keep Quiet, here.

Buy it, here.

This young band of native Brooklynites, hailing from the "uncool" south end of the borough, pounds out raw hardcore punk, caked in an almost psychedelic layer of noise. Deep in the grime, all sorts of things appear: nods to progressive metallers Voivod and primitive death metallers Autopsy lurk beneath the more obvious punk, death-rock, and noise-rock references – The Birthday Party, The Flesh Eaters, Flipper, etc. Frontman Young Al Bundy spews pure, wild-eyed desperation, evoking Guy Picciotto and Mike IX Williams equally. Bury Them and Keep Quiet is an awesome reconfiguration of extreme music, created by true outsiders with true demons and superb musical tastes.

Chain Gang Grave plays December 12th at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, with Couch Slut, Insect Ark, and Geryon (members of Krallice).

"The band's parade of horrors is seamless... Bury Them and Keep Quiet is a melting pot of antisocial tendencies."

"You can smell the hardcore oozing... Then after a section with dueling guitars, shit gets weird, and by that I mean in a discordant, noisy, anti-social, you know, FLIPPER, kind of way, before all roads merge into a single syncopated crushing riff. Come together, fall apart, reconvene and destroy... that's the formula for great shit, I guess."

"With Chain Gang Grave, you get something that is punk, ugly and hemorrhaging noise... The hardcore version of a snakehandling sermon on the eve of judgment day, a barely contained trashing of instruments and deranged preaching..."

"Clouded, resonant riffs over a drawn-out D-beat... A variety of fills, guitar articulations and vocal styles build strange tension... Mixing sour and sweet might be done to death, but few do it as sharply as Chain Gang Grave."
–Invisible Oranges