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The Holy Mountain Bloodstains Across Your Face In Decline

01. Recession MP3 02. The Fury of Men 03. Florida 04. The Living Dead and the Rogue States 05. Gorilla Teeth 06. Penis Jihad 07. 1932 08. Big Hands 09. The Long Yellow Winter 10. A Milestone in Human Failure 11. War Machine 12. Requiem For A Gringo 13. Q: Foreign Policy? A: Bombs. 14. No Party For You 15. The Living Dead and the Living Dead Again 16. Prelude To A Dirtnap
2004 No Idea Records
Our score 7


[editor: yes, we know this album came out last year. We don't care.] Anyone remember last year From Ashes Rise went big, those Tragedy records continued to blow minds, kids across the nation tried to grow beards and get a whisky-inspired voice. All in all it seemed like banner year for credible crust-metal-infused hardcore. Well, everyone's forgotten all that shit and moved on, but The Holy Mountain are holding it down. And bless their little hearts for it, because this shit is good. Nowhere near as epic as the aforementioned bands, The Holy Mountain instead plays the fast and angry vibe exclusively. No track exceeds three minutes and the point is always made in the first 10 seconds of the song. Dramatic intros are left at the door, replaced with relentless drumming that chases you around the room from the word go. For those of you wearing sweatshirts with the word MOSH on them, this might be the ultimate bummer album. There are moments of real heaviness, many moments actually, but each one is delivered in such a way that the "unwashed spazz" is the only dance move that'll do. I'm curious how this album (actually a CD collection of two releases up-til-now only available on vinyl) will be received. Every year, hundreds of similar bands release something on just-as-numerous microscopic labels. It goes largely ignored by most other fans of underground music, and rightfully so- there is so much of it, and it is of such incredibly varying quality, that it's just too much work to maintain as an interest. But by No Idea Records giving this a genuine stamp of quality, as well as wider distribution than this music normally gets, it opens some doors musically. I'm ok with that. Bottom Line: Smelly-kid-basement-music done exceedingly well. Will girlpants be replaced with buttflaps this year I could see this winning some kids over.


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hotaction_ 7/14/2005 9:01:13 PM

rad. id rather hear more of this than the usual mosh chug

anonymous 7/14/2005 9:50:37 PM

this f*cking album came out last f*cking year

John_G_ 7/14/2005 11:53:36 PM

no idea does no wrong.

anonymous 7/15/2005 1:35:51 AM

im so sick of this pretentious gays reviews its not even funny

anonymous 7/15/2005 11:15:49 AM

What a slop fest, and these guys still sound like every band ever.

dustin_ 7/15/2005 3:18:15 PM

played with these dudes last month, they were definitely great.

xdxmx_ 7/15/2005 3:49:01 PM

hell f*ck yes! combatwoundedveteran was better... but this is awesome! yay for gauze covers!

anonymous 7/15/2005 8:33:30 PM

this f*cking album came out last f*cking year posted by () on 7/14/2005 9:50:37 PM they just had a new album come out a couple of months ago, should've reviewed that one. good band, idiot reviewer.

The Set Up_ 7/15/2005 9:53:58 PM

xDxMx: What the f*ck are you talking about?! Combatwoundedveteran was such a disappointment when Reversal Of Man was way better! GET THE KID WITH THE SIDEBURNS! That what The Holy Mountains sounds: like Earth Crisis with shitty production.

holycitybradley_ 7/15/2005 10:59:57 PM

the singer is probably at someones house reading this review and thinking how stupid this guy is.

wlpg_ 7/17/2005 2:02:38 PM

should have reviewed entrails dumb gay. this band qwns so does cwv dont bash or ill f*cking smash your face with a hammer

drewcifer_ 7/17/2005 3:16:44 PM

why is there only one or even two sentences describing what this sounds like?

God_ 7/17/2005 4:05:49 PM

my review of this review: f*cking terrible.

panzer_ 7/20/2005 9:52:15 PM

my review of this review: f*cking terrible. posted by God () on 7/17/2005 4:05:49 PM - My review of you: waste of an easy f*ck.

sdhget_ 7/24/2005 1:58:22 AM

Goddamn. Review some bands that somebody has heard of. Lambgoat's stategy: Amass tons of shitty, unreliable reviews of obscure bands so nobody can say "Wow, every one of you f*cking sucks at reviewing albums."