Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Eat Skull, "Punk Trips"
Gristly PDX treble hounds milk it and don't look back. Sick to Death is every bit as compelling as they say, but it's a grab bag, a maxed-out postmillennial potpourri. "Punk Trips" is the most immediately anthemic. Drowned beneath waves of organ and those insistent bullhorn vocals, the existence of a rhythm section is merely implied. Somehow, though, the track charges like none other, interpellating and then firmly berating all comers: "This is what matters. This is relevant."