Mammal - Lonesome Drifter
From that brutal, soulful wasteland that is Detroit comes yet another noisy personal statement, this time from the basement of one man named Mammal, aka Gary Beauvais. "Lonesome Drifter" was recorded over six months and is one haunting blast of hardcore intensity. Ragged guitars that drone, wail and feedback are the backbone to the set, Mammal’s fourth release. There is an industrial feel to the tracks, but so damn personal as to be really unsettling."Repulsion" and "Ghost Rider" are the blues, basically, as is anything real and from a heart that just ain’t quite right at the moment. To say that "Lonesome Drifter" is a powerful record is to insult it; if it is possible to track down his earlier releases, do it, but get this one. It rocks hard like Big Black, but has soul like Skip James. To listen to something as pulverizing yet intimate as "Cremation" is to be in the presence of something big.
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