Fox 45 - Ashes of Man (CD)
Catalog number: TECD13
These musicians wear their influences on their sweat-drenched sleeves like high-end fashion as nuances of Witchfinder General, Black Sabbath, L7, and much more come testifying through Fox 45's music like a confidential informant at a Mafioso's trial. Low to the ground earthy rumblings in their hugely doomed riffs, direction-guided, driving rhythms and some atmospherically floating vocals, along with the occasional nods to oldschool Punk Rock ethos keep things interesting at each minute of this record. Those minutes encapsulate themselves into one fluid, immensely-yet-oh-so varied effort on this 9-song (10 with the CD/Digi-tal-only track "Urinal Acid") album that's simultaneously hazy as it is halcyon-like.