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
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.