MethMatics

I flipping love getting mystery vinyl in the mail. Especially right now when I can leave the house. Last week I was blessed with a copy of MethMatics self-titled release. Super cool!

The Columbus, OH quintet brings their brand of rock and roll with an old school 70’s glam vibe, Dolls, Stooges, Dead Boys, Cheap Trick etc. but they also remind me of another Columbus band, The Newbomb Turks. They are definitely energetic. Maybe they’re too energetic if you catch my drift. 😉 … or possibly their name is a play on words. You gotta roll your own dice on that one friend.

The album is oozing with sludge from a thunderous rhythm section and dripping with sex of sultry vocals and wailing guitar. It’s not all David Johanson trying to mind-hump you though. The political leanings of track 7. Dear Leader is juxtaposed with the more 50s crooning of track 9. Precious Love. There’s a critical punk urgency to like track 4. You Bring Me Down, and the straight up rock and roll of track 6. Have A Nice Day.

It’s a good mix of style and theme and overall, a fine piece of debut release from an animated Ohio punk/rock/metal/glam band.

Cheers!

Jerry Actually

Tracks:

1. I’m A Good Boy 02:29

2. Vacation 03:33

3. Let Me Let You Down 03:05

4. You Bring Me Down 01:52

5. All The Time 02:24

6. Have A Nice Day 02:26

7. Russian Bride 02:43

8. Dear Leader 02:54

9. Precious Love 02:38

10. Submoron 02:10

11. Vicious Lie 01:58

12. Love Somebody 03:58

13. Falling Apart 01:51

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