Giraffe Tongue Orchestra -- Broken Lines

Giraffe Tongue OrchestraBroken Lines

★★★☆ This is one of those cases wherein the supergroup is very recognizably a sum of its constituents (you can very clearly strong echoes  of DEP, Alice In Chains, The Mars Volta, and Mastodon on the track “No-One Is Innocent” in particular). But there’s novelty here too, a perverse cohesion that melds into something unlike anything presaged by the bandmember’s other bands.

Killer Be Killed -- Killer Be Killed

Killer Be KilledKiller Be Killed

★☆☆☆ This is a wildly uneven effort on every level.  Vocalists, energy levels, and styles change midsong without warning or reason. The low points, if we’re being very honest, is whenever Max Cavalera or Troy Sanders open their mouths to sing. (Remarkable as it may seem, Greg Puciato’s vocals are a breath of fresh air every time you get to hear them here.)