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Wail Along to Black Wail’s “Chromium Homes”

  • Axl Rosenberg

Last year, I praised New Jersey quintet Black Wail‘s music for being the perfect soundtrack to your 4:20 — and the title track from the band’s forthcoming release Chromium Homes does nothing to strip them of that honor. Bluesy guitars draped in wah, satisfyingly sluggish vocals, boppin’ beats, and lyrics referencing both the poisonous waste from abandoned industrial sites in Jersey City and transcending time and space all add up to one thing: you, getting baked and making a ruckus like your parents in the back of their Volkswagen circa 1969. I don’t know anything about the late, great Kurt Vonnegut’s tastes in music, but something tells me he’d appreciate “Chromium Homes” expert mix of groove, science fiction, social commentary, and (possibly?) satire. Regardless, you may get a contact high just from listening to this song.

Do so below, courtesy of Metal InjectionChromium Homes comes out Dec. 15 via Rhyme & Reason Records. Pre-order it here. The band also has a couple of live shows coming up… they’re really, really fun in concert, so make sure you check ’em out! The dates are at the bottom of this post. Tell ’em MetalSucks sent ya.

November 30 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar
January 19 Jersey City, NJ White Eagle Hall

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