Monday, September 15, 2014

Secret Cutter - Secret Cutter

Who:  Secret Cutter

What:  Debut LP self-released by the band.

When:  2014

Where:  Bethlehem, PA.

Why:   Sludge/doom/grind from a part of the country that has been crushed by the recession. Heavy music for heavy times.

[The Radness Average (or star rating) is derived from assigning each song a number of stars based on a 1-5 scale, then adding the total number of stars, and then dividing that number of total stars by the number of songs on the record. A Radness Average of 4.0 or higher indicates a good or great record. A Radness Average of 2.0 or less indicates pure crap. Everything else is in the middle somewhere.]

Secret Cutter - Secret Cutter - self-released

1.  Mirror Mirror -- *****
2.  Deformed Eye -- *****
3.  17.5 Dead Air -- *****
4.  Craving the Silence -- ****
5.  Vow of Poverty -- *****
6.  Shake the Malevolent -- *****
7.  Midtro -- *****
8.  End of Sylvan -- *****
9.  Headache Ball -- *****
10.  Driftwood -- *****

Radness Average:  4.900

Secret Cutter - Secret Cutter

Verdict: This record will chart high on the No Funeral Best of 2014 list.  This is my favorite album of the year so far.

For Fans of:  Trap Them, Cursed, Crowbar, Xibalba, what Victory Records used to call "evilcore."