Birds Of Prey / Sulfur & Semen
Album: Sulfur & Semen   Collection:General
Artist:Birds Of Prey   Added:Feb 2008
Label:Relapse Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-08-17 Pull Date: 2008-10-19 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Oct 19 Sep 7 Aug 31 Aug 24
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 06, 2008: Bloodstains Across Atherton: Moose Rams Into Palin, Nugent
Liquor Blisters
3. Aug 20, 2008: Brownian Motion
Satisfy The 45
2. Aug 27, 2008: Russian Roulette Set
Show Him The Ground

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-08-09
Dirty, low-down & severely ugly but mostly awesome sludge from the South. The ugliness is mostly in the extremely depraved lyrics. Though it sounds like they based on some real fucked up people. Ben Hogg’s vocals are like a unholy mix of AntiSeen’s Jeff Clayton and Dan Hobson of Killdozer. The band features members of Municipal Waste, Baroness, Alabama Thunderpussy and Beaten Back to Pure.

((((1)))) (FCC “fucking” sung three times) Rockin’ and thudding onward. Tale about an old guy arguing with his now dried up sexual prowess.
((((2)))) Hammering and charging with wailing guitars.
((((3)))) Fast and pummeling with a pretty solid breakdown.
(((4))) (FCC “fucking” sung once) Bassy, tight and bare bones mid-paced thrash tempo but a little stiff.
((((5)))) Too many FCCs AVOID! Too bad ‘cause it’s a good song dealing with American paranoia.
(((6))) Big riff played over & over with the claustrophobic, “never gonna get outta here” feeling of being trapped in a coal mine
(((7))) Fast and repetitive and sort of half-assed overall.
((((8)))) Burly riffs, this is what Southern Metal should sound like: big, ugly and unforgivin’. Uses the “guns as cocks” metaphor pretty well, too.
((((9)))) (FCC “Fucking” sung once) Fast, aggressive thrash tempo and riff rides.
((((10)))) (FCC “Fucked” sung once). Huge riff and a nice doomy to rockin’ tempo. Nearly ruined by the super creepy lyrics about pedophilia & rape but they’re using the 3rd person method like Slayer and not endorsing it.
((((11)))) “Heeeyyy!” (‘ala T.G. Warrior), rippin’ fast and layin’ down a steady groove. Sounds like it would be good live.

Track Listing
1. Bleed, Blister Or Cum   6. Where Black Lungs Don't Breathe
2. Show Him The Ground   7. Lice Halo
3. Mentoring The Mongoloids   8. Satisfy The 45
4. Turning Big Rocks Into Little Rocks   9. To My Victim's Families
5. Murder The Homless/Burn The Upper Class   10. Overfucked And Underage
  11. Liquor Blisters