Archers of Loaf combined propulsive drums, melodic bass, dissonant guitars, and urgent vocals in short bursts of brilliance on Icky Mettle
Another week, another requested review! We’re checking out the 1993 debut album Icky Mettle by Archers of Loaf. Check out any music website, blog or magazine, and when the best alternative albums of the 90s are ranked, you’ll usually find this album somewhere on it. Propulsive drums, melodic bass, dissonant guitars and urgent vocals are combined in short bursts without adhering to the verse/chorus/verse format. The results are definitely superior to most of their 90s counterparts, but does that make it a perfect record? We have thoughts, tune in to find out what they are.
Note: we apologize for the audio quality on this one, we had some technical difficulties with Jason’s microphone.
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