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the pathetic caverns - music by artist - Drowningman

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Still Loves You

(Equal Vision, 2001)

Five songs in something less than eighteen pummelling minutes, with lyrics like little noir stories, or Thomas Hobbes on life: "nasty, brutish, and short:" vampire bank robbers (?), a first person account of torture, a rape and a murder intertwined. It's hard to say which is more dense and uncompromising, the music (where hardcore meets mathrock?) or the words (the title is, uh, "ironic," you know). Both have gaps, little places in between the onslaught where you can creep into the songs, or vice versa. As thoroughly smart and nasty as anything you're likely to hear this year.

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