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Tusk - Get Ready [reissue] (Cover Artwork)

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Tusk: Get Ready [reissue]Get Ready [reissue] (2006)
Hewhocorrupts, Inc.

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: AubinAubin
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With Pelican scoring the unlikely coup of a high profile position on the Taste of Chaos tour, it is a perfect time to look back at the band that eventually formed Pelican -- all the while crossing your fingers in the hopes that the band will throw one of these tracks into their set. Get Ready, t.
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With Pelican scoring the unlikely coup of a high profile position on the Taste of Chaos tour, it is a perfect time to look back at the band that eventually formed Pelican -- all the while crossing your fingers in the hopes that the band will throw one of these tracks into their set.

Get Ready, the first album from Tusk -- who are essentially three-quarters of Pelican with the addition of a vocalist -- couldn't be more different. In short, while Pelican specializes in atmospheric metal in the vein of Mogwai or Isis, Tusk delivers over-the-top, grinding hardcore. Think Discordance Axis with Fugazi filling in for Napalm Death. While their later recordings -- particularly 2004's Tree of No Return -- show a greater flair for experimentalism and noise, Get Ready is about as sparse and straightforward as you would hope a band could be.

While grind-influenced music has typically had a reputation for sloppiness, each of the ten studio tracks that make up Get Ready is a surgically precise performance. Tracks are built of overlapping layers of sound, and while there is plenty of chaos, the band manages to reign things in just enough to prevent things from sounding like a mess of blast beats.

With the recent reissue of Get Ready from Hewhocorrupts, Inc., the album has finally recieved the treatment it always deserved. Fresh new artwork from Isis' Aaron Turner, a flawless remastering job, and bonus material help this issue absolutely supplant the prior edition and a thoroughly worthwhile purchase for fans of the band or the genre in general.

 

 
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Anonymous (March 16, 2006)

I wish this band got a new drummer.

cash_money_hustla (March 16, 2006)

"i have a giant, throbbing tusk in my pants."

That doesn't sound good, you may to go see your doctor.

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

i'm getting so effiing tired of these reissues

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

i have a giant, throbbing tusk in my pants.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

Tusk's Tree Of No Return was great.

Ramo

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

If yer into this stuff, check out plague bringer, they are in with the chigago grind crowd and totally slay. www.plaguebringer.com

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

Holy shit...Tusk will tear your face off.

SilentStorms (March 14, 2006)

Agreed!

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

I love Pelican, i need to check this band out.

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