Twin God

Jersey City sludge trio TWIN GOD, conceived in 2016 as Bryan Elkins’ heavy new beginning, took a turn from the elaborate riff-stacking of his previous metal band In Musth to a sharper focus on concise songwriting, eventually taking shape with the same musicians he had collaborated with for most of his adult life — Ed Charreun plays bass, Felipe Torres drums. Noise rock, math rock, and sludge metal are woven into a backdrop for mania, words screamed hellishly raw through sickening anthems of self scrutiny, archetypal dissection and endless bile for the cruel. The influence of heavy innovators like Big Business, Black Cobra and Botch show through. The band is good live. Maybe live shows will...

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