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  • Axl Rosenberg

According to the ol’ Wikipedia, musth is “periodic condition in bull elephants, characterized by highly aggressive behavior, accompanied by a large rise in reproductive hormones – testosterone levels in an elephant in musth can be as much as 60 times greater than in the same elephant at other times.” Based on that description, you’d expect a band of the same name to be super-aggressive, right?

Wrong, I guess. Reader Bjørn-Are Johansen e-mailed us this morning to insist we check out “Fish & Ships,” a video by Norway’s self-proclaimed “schizometallers,” Musth, and the band sounds more like Mr. Bungle than Cattle Decapitation. Not that that’s a bad thing… and not that Musth are as brilliant as Mr. Bungle… in fact, as much as I love Mr. Bungle, this is really just not my cup of tea. But at least I don’t feel like I’ve heard this song a thousand times before, or, for that matter, have seen a million variations on this same video.

Check out Musth for yourselves and then let Bjørn have it in the comments section.


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