On the 25th anniversary of the Buzzov-en debut To a Frown, Behind The Mountain Rec. reissues this classic album on vinyl
Raw as a heroin abscess, Buzzov-en’s debut, To a Frown, ushered in a devastatingly ugly admixture of bastardized Southern rock riffs, heavy metal, noise rock, and the broken bottle aggression of early Black Flag. It packs a violent wallop, with Kirk’s contorted, half-growled, half-screamed vocals threatening menacingly over the sturm and drang of the rhythm section. Though Buzzov-en owes part of its aesthetic — both in appearance and sound — to Southern scum rock outfit Antiseen, they upped the ante in energy, presence, recklessness, and songwriting. Half of the album resides in sludgy blues riffs dragged through the sewer of Kirk’s drug- and violence-oriented lyrics, and the other half is pure Damaged-influenced, early-American hardcore aggression. The band toured relentlessly for this album, destroying clubs and leaving a wake of drug-induced terror in its wake. A year later, Buzzov-en was signed to Roadrunner.
black vinyl limited to 350 pieces
Issued with a lyrics insert.
||To A Frown
||Splinter My Eye
||Aching Improv #9
* Please note, vinyl has been removed from original shrinkwrap to help protect the LP jacket during shipping.