"Loser" (Patac Records; 2011)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

Depressing, brooding, moody, unfavorable ... I could go on but I need Prozac to pull me out of the black cloud that has surrounded me after listening to Fistula spew their death and demise all inside my head. I know, I let them in, now they refuse to leave.

Here is the definition of a fistula: In medicine, a fistula (pl. fistulas or fistulae) is an abnormal connection or passageway between two epithelium-lined organs or vessels that normally do not connect. It is generally a disease condition. Yeah, that about sums it up.

Muddy guitars, tortured vocals, pounding drums, it's just noise to the soundtrack of death. Six songs that will make you feel ten times worse on your worst day. This is not your dad's music; it's more like your depressed teen's evening grind-up.

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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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