Maegashira / Stark Arctic, The
Album: Stark Arctic, The   Collection:General
Artist:Maegashira   Added:Mar 2009
Label:Spare Change Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-03-15 Pull Date: 2009-05-17 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: May 17 May 3 Mar 29 Mar 22
Airplays: 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. May 13, 2009: public noize racket
Ammonia For Sweat
4. Mar 21, 2009: Mini-Bloodstains Across Your Schnoz
Caribou Crossing
2. May 02, 2009: Harmony in Dischord
Ammonia For Sweat
5. Mar 19, 2009: A2Z
Ammonia For Sweat
3. Mar 25, 2009: Brownian Motion
Caribou Crossing
6. Mar 18, 2009: public noize racket
Ammonia For Sweat

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-03-17
Very cool, sludgey doomish metal from New Jersey with way gone vocals that range from straight up fierce to mangled screams to a Danzig-like dark rock out (minus the cheese factor). A good blend of bands like 16, Crowbar, Big Business, Fistula, Eyehategod. Tuneful but manic stuff.

(((1))) Good but standard intro.
((((2)))) (FCC “Shit” sung once) Way gone, Southern sludge with completely looney vocals that somehow work.
((((3)))) Oozing, murky, slow Danzig/Melvins/EHG mix.
((((4)))) (FCC “Fucking” sung once). Uptempo, riff rider, bassy, pretty rockin’ in the realm of Big Business. Love it when it sings “but…I’m a son of a bitch…!” Runs a bit too long, though.
((((5)))) (FCC “fuck” sung 8 times, “shit” once) "Anti-hipster/beard-o", rager and just spews well placed hate like the hugely underrated Fistula. Lyrically it also could read like a Brookyln vs. Jersey thing.
(((6))) Slow, psych intro goes into some good but basic, doomy riffs, very pained vocals and flat drumming.

Track Listing
1. Ongoing Corneal Erosion   4. Baggage Claim/Skin Slip
2. Caribou Crossing   5. Hi From Jersey
3. Ammonia For Sweat   6. Back To Muro