"Tarantula Hawk" (Neurot; 2002)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Tarantula Hawk is way out there but, when one considers that this eclectic trio is signed to Neurot Recordings (home of Neurosis among others), Tarantula Hawk might be the most normal band on the roster. 

With "Tarantula Hawk," the listener is given five tracks of swirling keyboards and doomy riffs sans vocals but heavy on the atmosphere, and the free form jazz meets tribally ambient rock meets progressive metal vibe that Tarantula Hawk conveys isn't one to be taken lightly. Totally intense instrumentally, Tarantula Hawk makes a play for your utmost attention with its incessant jamming and lavish arrangements. 

For more information, check out http://www.tarantulahawk.org

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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