Sunday, September 28, 2008
Best-in-class Gravity atavism. Brief, quasi-technical spasms strip away the algebraic conceits of an Ampere but lose almost none of the bite. The last five entries on this demo appear, cleaned up, on a split 12" with Tigershark; here, the rhythms blur somewhat, but the blunt vocal mix adds sass. "Scabs & Scars" is probably the best distillation of Apeshit's project, the breather section reduced to seconds and mangled into strange shapes. Serious sounds — almost enough to vitiate the fool exclamation marks that bookend the band's name on official documents.