Listen: Mizery Is Absolute Fabulous
Sometimes you have to explain the presence of a weak movie in your personal collection. To a skeptic, you concede that the flick is no masterpiece, but the reason that you own and watch it is that you like visiting its “world.” Take the N.W.A movie. It’s kind of a crock — but you miss young/alive N.W.A, so you watch. Or Into The Blue: the Bahamas, Alba’s tushy, sunken drug treasure.
That might be your perception of Mizery’s crossover metal gem, Absolute Light. You’re willing to love stuff like this just for the setting, for the sensation of early Suicidal and late DRI, the ’80s and a smaller number of skateboarders. You can feel grateful for the warm feeling. But then two seconds later Absolute Light (below, via Brooklyn Vegan) becomes an awesome album all on its own. Crank it up!
Mizery’s Absolute Light is out tomorrow via Flatspot. Get it here.