Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Choke – Whatever Happened to Mark Twain’s America?

Choke
Whatever Happened to Mark Twain’s America?
Choke Music




Lafayette's Choke is an unsung band in the NOLA musical legacy. They didn’t actually live in New Orleans but they gigged with all the greats like Crowbar, Acid Bath, Soilent Green, etc… Back then, Choke was a peer of all those legends. It’s a crying shame that no one outside of Texas and Louisiana has ever heard of them.

Released in 1999, Whatever Happened to Mark Twain’s America? is a powerful slab of imaginative stoner-hardcore; sort of like Weedeater hanging out with Drowningman. Of course, this record has all the Acid Bath-isms that you would expect. I tell you what; no one this side of Mortician does samples this well or thoroughly. Choke even sneaks a Bon Jovi-style vocoder into “Revelations of Genesis.” Whatever Happened to Mark Twain’s America? is a cult classic from this killer, kvlt band. Recommended for all fans of Southern metal/core.




Choke - Whatever Happened to Mark Twain’s America?




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1 comment:

Sevinn said...

Thank you for this. My hard copy of this disc is unfortunately scratched beyond belief!