Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tourniquet - "Where Moth and Rust Destroy"

Tourniquet - Where Moth and Rust Destroy
2003, Metal Blade

1. Where Moth and Rust Destroy
2. Restoring the Locust Years
3. Drawn and Quartered
4. A Ghost at the Wheel
5. Architeuthis
6. Melting the Golden Calf
7. Convoluted Absolutes
8. Healing Waters of the Tigris
9. In Death We Rise

This disc is a return to form in my opinion. After some of the experimenting that went on with Crawl to China and Microscopic View of a Telescopic Realm the band returns to what they do best: technical thrash. While I think I'll always miss Gary Lenaire's style and Guy Ritter's vocal charisma Where Moth and Rust Destroy is a fine example of a band moving on and continuing to put out quality music. My only complaint is "In Death We Rise" - a slow, doomy song in which the vocals are completely buried. If you'd just heard this song randomly you'd think it was the most boring instrumental you'd ever head. Everything else rocks. I was nervous about this one after not liking a lot of their "middle years" stuff but when I first heard the title track I was sold. Here's hoping we don't have to wait too long for another one.

Useless Fact: Contrary to what the cover art would have you believe, moths don't actually feed off metal. Everyone knows moths feed off appletinis.

1 comment:

  1. *sigh* I dont know how anyone could skip Microscopic View of a Telescopic Realm. THAT was their return to form.

    Be that as it may, Where Moth and Rust Destroy is another thrashnical masterpiece! Great arrangements, performances, and production. (And, yeah, I don't get In Death We Rise either. Maybe it was meant as a joke - albeit one that doesn't really work, all.)

    I read a review of this album by an athiest who claimed to hate music by Christians, as well "music recorded on "puters". He said Where Moth and Rust Destroy had forced him to change his mind about both. He declared it one of the best thrash albums he'd heard.

    Great stuff.