September 08, 2010
The first freakishly accurate NEON BASTARD review has come in, courtesy of our longrunning Canadian brothers at Exclaim! Check it:
“The debut release from some of the craziest New Zealanders this side of Peter Jackson, Meikhaus features more chaos, dissonance and overt belligerence than dudes dubbed ‘kiwis’ should be able to dig up. Creating a volatile cocktail of extremities, the album’s 11 songs barely reach out beyond the time necessary for a really good bowel movement, but in those 20something minutes, we hear the frenzy of Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Zeke-ish primal punk, the rumbling upheaval Death Breath have been milking lately and loads of fuzzed-out, Sabbath-meets-Sabbath cover band groove (read: decadent stoner rock). Capable of managing an inspirational pace, yet still dazzlingly hyperactive, tongue-in-cheek and thrilling, Meikhaus sounds almost as if Mike Patton channelled his spirit into something less snide and more appreciable on multiple levels while stealing some of the youthful energy of his hosts.”
BOOYA! That well paraphrases the madness that is NEON BASTARD‘s debut album, now available direct from us for only 6 bucks! We’re keeping this one real cheap to encourage people to pick it up, as we’re real hyped on what these down undererer maniacs have cooked up. There’s so much going on within this album that we highly implore you to check it out!