Revelation: Sick Again
Label: Hydra Head Records
That these North Carolina sludgers sound "sick again" is no real revelation -- they always sound sick! Their first album in a hound's age packs eight slogs into less than half an hour, every one of them taking off from Southern-accented spoken samples swiped from bad B-movies or elsewhere: porn, horror, drug exploitation, cops pulling dudes over, a creep in a shack out back who kills his Bible-thumping Mom. From there, Buzzoven let their downtuned, deathly slow, cookies-tossing bog-metal ooze out. And from arty ("Break Me Off") to catchy ("Junkie"), you can actually tell a few songs apart.