Ghostlimb – Infrastructure Ghostlimb – Infrastructure

Ghostlimb are angry. Really fucking angry. Some might say unreasonably, but I don’t know about that. There are plenty of reasons for three white dudes (I think. Those beards are a little confusing) living in Southern California to be pissed off. Their economy is fucked, the air down there is pretty much poison and their governor is Jerry Brown…AGAIN!

I’d be pissed if I lived there too. Instead, I’m pissed in New York City for pretty much the exact same reasons except our Governor supports marriage equality and our subways don’t run along fault lines.

The point is Ghostlimb’s angry, I’m fucking angry and you should probably be angry too if you’re going to engender to listen to any part of this relentless orgy of ire. Actually, I would go so far as to say that if you don’t spend at least half your day so irrationally furious that you routinely shoot blood out of your eyes you should probably stay as far away from this album as humanly possible.

Because this shit is HARDCORE! Like Black Flag or Poison Idea. Like the raw talent of a buzz saw shouting jackhammers from hell with just enough melody to keep things veering off from bleak into oblivion. It’s fast, loud and beefy anthemic mayhem for very, very, very bad fucking day.

And, perhaps not surprisingly given the bands other releases, it all sounds the same (except for the dreadful Americana mood piece “Plastic Surgery” that ends Infrastructure with a contrived whimper) which may be fine for fighting your way across a circle pit but proves downright exhausting for a casual listen.

But Ghostlimb don’t really aim to be a casual band so there’s no reason for them to do anything but play as hard as they fucking can all the time, every time (let’s just pretend to forget “Plastic Surgery”) until somebody dies, I guess or goes deaf or just decides there are better things to do than spend a Tuesday afternoon getting yelled at.

1. Construction
2. Concrete
3. Extreme Duress
4. Biota
5. Reduction
6. Asphalt
7. Unending Ache
8. Incomplete Works
9. Traverse
10. Substructure
11. Eight
12. Plastic Surgery

Ghostlimb - Infrastructure, reviewed by Charles on 2011-07-05T14:43:23-07:00 rating 3.1 out of 5

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