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Classic Album Review: The Almighty Punchdrunk | Music For Them Asses

Sure, their album title is a joke — but these Vancouver thrashers are seriously heavy.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


The title is a great gag. Ditto their name. But Vancouver thrashmasters The Almighty Punchdrunk don’t kid around when it comes to the rock.

The furiously heavy bludgeoning and scientifically precise mayhem of their second album Music For Them Asses shows these four hardcore metaloids take their work seriously — even when they’re singing tunes about tapeworks, stinkfoot and somebody called Sketchy La Rue. At least, I think that’s what they’re singing about, based on the titles. Truth is, the bloodcurdling screams of singer Glenn Thomson and the guttural expectorations of guitarist Cam Kroetsch are harder to decipher than Ozzy after a week-long bender.