"Tribulation" (Crucial Blast; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Skullflower's latest slab of experimental music takes the high end to new highs with guitar feedback galore on "Tribulation." 

Sounding like the Space Shuttle before transmission on the precociously-titled "Lost in the Blackened Gardens of Some Vast Star" before morphing into something that resembles a black metal band playing at a rave on "Black Wind," this nine-track ode to noise maintains a near impenetrable wall of sound throughout that is hypnotic and jagged yet strangely soothing . 

While good drugs would totally help this disc sound better, a clear mind in a peaceful place will allow "Tribulation" to help you feel better. 

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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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