Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Music
cover art

Cleric

Regressions

(Mimicry; US: 19 Apr 2010; UK: 26 Apr 2010)

As the groundbreaking guitarist for such outsider metal icons as Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, and Secret Chiefs 3, Trey “Scummy” Spruance is no stranger to thinking outside of the box. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to see a band as envelope-pushing as Philadelphia grindcore mavens Cleric signed to his heralded boutique label Mimicry Records. And, as their full-length debut so righteously signifies, these guys are unrelenting in their aspirations to spill the doom metal blood all over Brian Eno’s Green World, a feat they succeed at quite excellently across this ten-song, 76-minute epic of an album.

Rating:

Ron Hart is currently enjoying his 11th year as a professional music journalist. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications as CMJ, Billboard.com, SPIN.com, The Village Voice, Gear, Paper, SHOUT NY, Paperthinwalls.com, Blender, Yellow Rat Bastard, Good Times, Paste, and Barnesandnoble.com among others. He is also the editor and publisher of the Interboro Rock Tribune, a free NYC music zine now in its 6th year in print. Please give us traffic on our website at http://www.irtmag.com.


Comments
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.