California act 3TEETH is an industrial band that brings to mind the music of that golden time – Skinny Puppy, the early NIN, Ministry, those industrial touchstones, here, with their debut long-player they touch on that Ministry/NIN-bounce and pulse, there’s an anthemic quality to this and several of the songs have a pop-song energy to them, a relative easiness.
Normally I wouldn’t go for this sort of thing – but the man/machine-in-metal sound they’re running reminds not only of all the aforementioned but also those moments when Fear Factory would get a bit interesting with their remix angles, their forays into the dance area.
I like the creep and murk sound here (Pearls 2 Swine), the soundtrack/score moments (Dust), the pulverising/relentless rhythm/riff grind (Master of Decay) and the fact that it’s all served up still as utterly accessible.
Look, this isn’t something I go looking for – it’s not something I aim to seek out or even hope to hear. But I’ve enjoyed this. And that’s all I wanted to say.