Ouch. BEATEN BACK TO PURE knows how to deliver the goods. As you might guess from the title of the new CD, The Burning South, this band kicks it out with a southern fried sound.
But what stands out the most is the twist they take on that sound. They combine the warts-and-all heavy handed approach of bands like CAVITY and EYEHATEGOD with an ultra-raw hardcore edge along the lines of LACK OF INTEREST (the vox are particularly reminiscent of LOI ).
The Burning South has a wide range of sonic indulgences but regardless of whether the song is sludge-flavored and packed with grit and grime ("One Shovel and a Place to Die") or more punchy with honest-to-MC5 hooks ("Where the Sewer Meets the Sea"), everything is delivered with the subtlety of using a shotgun to get rid of a mouse. It may be over-the-top but you have no doubt that mouse is done for!