April 6, 2015

Blind Idiot God - Undertow (1988)


The other SST-related group that combined hardcore, metal, and reggae. Bad Brains put down their dub tracks when they adopted thrash and heavy metal on I Against I, but this album gives you the full package, minus a vocalist. This instrumental underground record is full of dope jams that are pretty damn slamming. I do believe that this kind of crossover music needs a lyricist to make everything have a purpose and not sound like a trendy jam band, but the genuine American indie feel on the sludgy funk makes this too good not to put on every once and a while. This share includes a well chosen cover of Alice In My Fantasies and a bonus track that features John Zorn as well.

Sample

Undertow