Black Tusk Taste The Sin

Black Tusk Taste The Sin
Hailing from the same dirt-encrusted metallic swamp that bred fellow Georgian bands such as Kylesa, Baroness and Mastodon, yet entirely eradicating any evidence of their presence, Black Tusk create a vortex of intensity and beastliness on Relapse debut Taste The Sin. Brutal, yet patient, the album is a ceaseless barrage of gruellingly abrasive riffs and scorching vocals that consistently impress and incite the listener. But before the trio slip down the slope of predictability, they infuse the same confrontational, testosterone-heavy fury of old school hardcore that has given Coliseum so much of an advantage in the past. Still, despite the endless comparisons, analogies and connections, with Taste The Sin, Black Tusk cover their bases and fortify the edges so as to eliminate any unwanted crossover. At that, the album becomes one hell of a workhorse, delivering relentlessly, religiously and with unending turbulence and unruliness. (Relapse)