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Advance Review - FUZZ: III (October 23, 2020)
Alt-rock three-piece FUZZ are back with their third album III that drops everywhere tomorrow! With III, the band have taken an unabashed look at alt-rock, stripping back the bells and whistles of typical studio music with the help of producer Steve Albini. This conscious effort from producer and artists results in what feels like the closest a studio album can get to a live one. The guitars from Charles Moothart, the bass of Chad Ubovich, and the thunderous drums of Ty Segall jump right out of your speakers and into your lap. The stripped back sound of this fuzzy, acidy, alt-rock effort is so honest, you can't help but be sucked right in.
Clocking in at eight tracks long, this isn't a longer record by any means, but what they don't have with quantity, FUZZ certainly makes up for with quality. This album is a burner and should be listened to loudly and from start to finish. If you're a fan of alternative styles of rock music, where things can get a little psychedelic, you're going to love III. Things get especially trippy with the heady "Time Collapse", so that's a highly recommended track if that's your thing (I know I loved it). The collective vocal work, combined with the dynamic melodies, solos, and drum fills that flow from FUZZ makes you feel like this is a band of at least five, not three. Again, I can't stress this enough, spin this one loud and be ready to piss of your neighbors.
Rating - 4.5/5