"IV" (Roir; 2011)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Boasting an extensive list of artists they’ve worked with that reads like a Who’s Who in the music industry (from Lady Gaga to Mike Patton), Dub Trio steps out of the shadows of the sideman role that took them around the globe to return to original form on the NYC-based squad’s latest nine-track excursion "IV"

Meshing menacing hard rock rhythms inspired by Big Apple heavy hitters like Unsane and Helmet (“Control Issues Controlling Your Mind”) with head-spinning dub sequences that would make Lee Perry proud (“1:1.:618”), Dub Trio sticks out like a sore thumb in the sea of angst-ridden bands with their unique combination of masterful electronic manipulation and sinister grooves paving the way from the dancehall to the moshpit.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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