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DUB TRIO – IV (Album Review)

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dubtrioivDUB TRIO‘s IV is easily one of my favorite records of 2011. Packing 40-minutes of music into a 9-track package, IV is a freight train of sound that demands to be played loud. As much as have been enjoying IV, I can say with relative certainty that my neighbors have not been.

The instrumental set shares a lot in common with THE MELVINS in terms of calculated thunder. Big, fuzzy guitars chop with precision, while electronic accents cut a line between strings and percussion. Indeed, there is chaos amidst the Noise, but listen to that groove that arrives near the 1:38 mark. Perfection. Patient Zero was an appropriate jam here in the days approaching Halloween – the constant threat of a zombie virus spreading like a dark plague. I never had to fight the undead hordes, but if I did – this would’ve been emitting from my earbuds.

Upon repeated listens, I’ve begun writing lyrics to IV that reside within the confines of my head. I’m confident that there are others out there who have done the same. Perhaps you will join us. There may be Control Issues Controlling Your Mind, but if your Thousand Mile Stare is any indication, then the Ends Justify the Means.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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