Rat Versus Boredom
Format: Vinyl. 7" Single. 45 RPM. Edition of 300 copies.
Year of release: 2012
Label: Quemada (QUE-006)
City / Country: Melbourne, Australia
Australia just keeps giving and giving. Their supply of incredible music shows no signs of waning whatsoever. This, the debut single from Melbourne's Satanic Rockers, is top of the heap material, whether we're talking Aussie league or the entire fucking world. From the first seconds of guitar feedback I knew "Eviction" was going to be a frequent flyer on the turntable. The fact that I first listened to it at 33 rpms is neither here nor there. It just got even better when played at the proper 45 revolutions. The devil's DIY, mock metal, primordial guitar oozing from the dirt, it's the ultimate in no-fi guitar rock. I want to say Chain Gang playing Death Metal, but I just keep thinking of El Gang because I want to think that's where the Rockers cribbed their name from. This type of dank scuzz doesn't come across the desk very often. Actually nothing like this ever has. Are you ready for the master butcher? Guitars buzz like demonoid insects, sticking to a thick and grimy coating of feedback. Lyrics to die for are delivered with the tenacity of Beelzebub on ludes. Ridiculous genius a la Benjamin Wallers. "Rat Versus Boredom" dials back the evil, keeps the guitars floating in a tub of cough syrup and delivers a sharp missive about scene rats while sounding absolutey bored by it all. It's the title of the song after all. I don't know if hitting one string as fast as you can technically qualifies as a guitar solo, but we left technique down the road a ways anyhow. Damaged stuff that I want to soak in. I would advise investing in multiple copies immediately." RK, Terminal Boredom