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Gruntruck

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Album Review

On Push, Gruntruck's second album, the band discards some of its excessive Soundgarden influences and finds its own musical identity. Because of their vicious, sometimes atonal guitar riffage and sparing use of melody, the album only starts sinking in after numerous plays, but as is often the case in such situations, the listeners are ultimately rewarded for their patience. The excellent "Machine Action," "Body Farm," and "Racked" provide the best examples of the band's complex aural blend, and despite a more conventional metal attack, "Tribe" and "Break" also feature surprisingly memorable hooks. On numbers such as "Above Me" and "Slow Scorch" the band reverts to some of its Soundgarden clichés, but this is still a consistent and interesting album.

Biography

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s

Singer/guitarist Ben McMillan began his career as the frontman for seminal Seattle grunge band Skin Yard, which cranked out four albums during his six-year tenure, and included future- producer and alternative rock linchpin Jack Endino (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, et al.) on guitar. In 1990, he drafted ex-Skin Yard drummer Norman Scott, guitarist Tom Niemeyer, and bassist Tim Paul to form Gruntruck. The band's sound treaded much of the same post-punk/metal hybrid which was then common to the Seattle...
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Push, Gruntruck
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  • 9,18 €
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal, Alternative, Grunge, Adult Alternative
  • Released: 1992

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