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Necrodamus 

No Rest for the Wizard (Shifty)

Guitarist Scott Stearns is an astronaut of musical violence. He explores dark, ugly places that reek of sulfur, rotgut, and boiling sweat. His Necrodamus project is essentially a reshuffling of a recent Fistula lineup. But where that band lurks in a sludgy punk-metal mid-ground, Necrodamus alternately stalks both sides of the crossover divide. Stearns riffs his way to Armageddon on battle-ax tunes like "Two Ton Hammers of Metal" and "Stoned Apocalypse (Judgement Day)." A cover of the Misfits' "Skulls" is more metal and less melodic, but it captures the original's morbid exhilaration. Meanwhile, "Life on My Own" sounds like the Cro-Mags shot up with HGH and spiked with caveman DNA. And nothing as heavy as "Death Rides a Pale Horse" should be nearly this catchy. But when Stearns sinks an iron hook in your head, you can bet it'll stay there.

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