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Written by Brian Furman, September 6, 2016, at 9:07 p.m.
Good God, all that glorious sludge, better than the Bass-O-Matic… Grittier than Uncle Sanchez’s teeth after a fresh chew.
Bellringer brings the metal, the funk, the gaze, and the jazz all of it rolled into one luscious sound wave on the Austin band’s debut record, Jettison.
Record trailblazer “The God of Roosters Does Not Forget” is a high-energy torch of an instrumental that ends on a soggy southern blues-boogie.
“Quitter” extends the sludge into a synth-heavy, roadside bar from a David Lynch movie where Bellringer play the house band.
“Inner Freak” brings out the best in sweaty, stanky, and pantsless, dirty funk, combining it with the pinnacle sound of jazz flute metal, which is an extremely underrated and lacking genre.
“Cowboy Fight” is the brain sauce that will forever be stuck in your head… and so on….
It helps that main songwriter, Mark Deutrom, has played bass with the likes of the Melvins, and SunnO))) and has handled production duties for Neurosis and Raw Power. With that being said, Bellringer holds its own, and works on many, many levels. So go buy it, dammit.
Bellringer is currently on tour in Texas.
The Whole Bloody Record… But if I had to choose: