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  • Audio CD (31 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Relapse
  • ASIN: B003813LAO
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Black Tusk's 2010 release Taste The Sin is the band's third full-length studio outing (if you count The Fallen Kingdom, that is) and something of a breakthrough album in terms of popularity.

Sharing the Savannah Virgina hometown with Kylesa and Baroness, as well as artwork duties from John Baizely who is in Baroness and has also painted for Kylesa, it would seem that the marketing for this sludge and hardcore punk influenced trio is perfectly set up to recommend them to fans of Baroness and Kylesa (and by extension Mastodon.)

Black Tusk's sound is much less psychedelic/prog influenced than the aforementioned bands; a lot more dirty, low-fi and punk feeling, delivering that pure rock and roll attitude through fast and hammering songs with a sort of grimy and sweaty production sound. The band themselves have been known to use the term `Swamp Metal,' to describe their sound.

The album itself is all about attitude, delivering buzzing bass tones with slapping drums and noisy feedback-mess mixed with expertly handled big grooves and heavy riffs. The kind of songs where you can actually feel the musician's fingers on the strings, and the power in the drummer's shoulders as the hammers the toms.

Highlights include the speedy `The Way Of Horse And Bow,' the crunchy and groove filled `Snake Charmer,' as well as lead single `Red Eyes, Black Skies.'

Overall, Taste The Sin is a solid and enjoyable album from Black Fang. There is a lot to like on this particular album, in terms of energetic and heavy material and they are certainly worth checking out as a band if you like this type of music, dirty and sludgy as it is.
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This was a record recommended buy amazon for me naturaly not to be a complete consumer tool i researched the record i.e. i went on youtube listened to a load of it and made a choice. I do not regret buying it at all but... for god sake check out baroness's blue record, its why these guys where recomended to me (NB John Blaize of baroness did the art work for their album cover "blue record" and "taste the sin" artwork looks great i think).

These guys have well earned a place on my playlist, some tracks grab me buy the short and curlies and Black Tusk let me loose myself in a heavy, melodic and sometimes cacophonic sound. I'm not a musician so i have no insight into any technical aspects of this record, but i like to think i appreciate things for the creativity that went into them. Don't expect to be blown over straight away Black Tusk are good however i can see they still have a long way to go, but then again i could just be spoiled discovering new (to me) bands recently has been rather fruitfull.
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I don't like soup. I don't like people who are 'sticks in the mud' I don't
like getting stuck in swamps. Swamp Rock/metal? what might that be then....??

Apart from Black Mountain's third record, this is the only other record
I've bought off here in recent weeks. I was trawling around for new material and having listened to a vast number of bands I'd never heard before....Black Tusk
hit something inside me,just like BM did. So what did Black Tusk do for me?

Having previously heard Machine Head and Pantera - who are now world famous bands and many albums old... But stop, why would I even refer to those bands right at the start? I ask myself the same question. I think they will be
that good in a few records time, if they are allowed to evolve.

This is raw, intense, in your face, chaotic, demanding, brash, arrogant, we know what and who we are, take us how you find us - or get lost, kind of listening experience. Although, even after that, there's still other attribute this had, that blew me away.

We all know about punk. Wether you still listen to the Ramones, Pistols or The
Clash, is up to you. The media has a certain phrase that is over used, which
goes like this: 'Music with Attitude'. This, for me, has such a kick-ass attitude, it's what drew me in, and with every subsequent play the listening experience never falters, wavers or diminishes.

Another thing I like about this record, this being the first time i've ever
heard the band. Simplicity. Not sure which song Phil Anselmo says it, but he
sings, 'you can't be something you're not'.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa1749570) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9da011f8) out of 5 stars If You Miss Remission Era Mastodon, This Band is For You 1 July 2010
By Oliverio Casas - Published on Amazon.com
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It's and inevitable reality of the music business that applies to any genre. As soon as an original band comes along and becomes popular, soundalikes seem to sprout around it like mushrooms, and what's worse, labels go on a signing frenzy that ultimately kills whatever made that particular sound fresh in the first place. Whether these latecomer bands are legitimately pushing the same sound or just jump into a bandwagon is always a matter of debate, and much to their chagrin, Black Tusk will be probably lumped into the second group regardless of their musical merits.
Relapse Records has been pushing this trio from Savannah, Georgia as "Mastodon's back-water brethren" and that description is more than accurate: Black Tusk does sound a lot like the aforementioned band in their early albums. This is not to say that they're completely unoriginal or just another clone band: Black Tusk's take on the groovy sludge sound that Mastodon popularized with Remission is dirtier and groovier, without harmonized guitar leads and a much bigger southern rock influence, especially notable on Way of Horse and Bow. So ultimately, whether you like this band or not will depend on how much you miss Mastodon before they discovered the joys of prog rock while recording Blood Mountain and how burnt out you are by the relative glut of bands currently pursuing this sound. If you enjoy Bison BC, Baroness, Howl and Kylesa, you'll probably enjoy this album too.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9da01444) out of 5 stars Black Tusk - Taste The Sin 15 Sept. 2011
By Kingcrimsonprog - Published on Amazon.com
Black Tusk's 2010 release Taste The Sin is the band's third full length studio outing and something of a breakthrough album in terms of popularity.

Sharing the Savannah Virgina hometown with Kylesa and Baroness, as well as artwork duties from John Baizely who is in Baroness and has also painted for Kylesa, it would seem that the marketing for this sludge and hardcore punk influenced trio is perfectly set up to recommend them to fans of Baroness and Kylesa (and by extension Mastodon.)

Black Tusk's sound is much less psychedelic/prog influenced than the aforementioned bands; a lot more dirty, low-fi and punk feeling, delivering that pure rock and roll attitude through fast and hammering songs with a sort of grimy and sweaty production sound. The band themselves have been known to use the term `Swamp Metal,' to describe their sound.

The album itself is all about attitude, delivering buzzing bass tones with slapping drums and noisy feedback-mess mixed with expertly handled big grooves and heavy riffs. The kind of songs where you can actually feel the musician's fingers on the strings, and the power in the drummer's shoulders as the hammers the toms.

Highlights include the speedy `The Way Of Horse And Bow,' the crunchy and groove filled `Snake Charmer,' as well as lead single `Red Eyes, Black Skies.'

Overall, Taste The Sin is a solid and enjoyable album from Black Fang. There is a lot to like on this particular album, in terms of energetic and heavy material and they are certainly worth checking out as a band if you like this type of music, dirty and sludgy as it is.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9da016fc) out of 5 stars No frills, pure brutality 16 Aug. 2010
By Steve - Published on Amazon.com
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Taste The Sin is one vicious record.

Drenched in the Southern metal sound of peers Baroness and Kylesa, Black Tusk rip out a more ferocious, unrelenting take on the style of those bands. Violent riffs compete with varyingly troubled yelps/guttural growls for attention, underlaid by a solid if occasionally unadventurous rhythm section. Whether slow, menacing sludge or slashing, breakneck metal, the attitude rarely sways from outright threatening.

Although this overbearing violence may not be to the tastes of everyone, it's an exhilarating listen when in the mood for something purely brutal. If watered down radio-metal is destroying your soul, Taste The Sin may well be just the aural antibody you require to detoxify - or perhaps retox - your system.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9da019e4) out of 5 stars Black Tusk is good, Relapse is bad 18 July 2011
By Eric - Published on Amazon.com
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Sorry but review is more about Relapse than Black Tusk.

Black Tusk's Taste of Sin is a pretty strong record. And yes, it does has it's moments of early Mastodon and also Baroness as they are all part of the surprising metal scene that shot up in Georgia a couple years back. Their riffs are pretty strong, the vocals are deep and throaty, and drums are thick and heavy. I highly recommend checking them out.

Now about Relapse, clearly these guys are really searching for another golden cow, now that Mastodon has pretty much left the stable. It seems that almost every release by them bears the label "For fans of Mastodon", "If you like Mastodon.....", "Sounds of early of Mastodon" and as a result it can have a negative impact on how people react to a band. Black Tusk's case, yes you hear that Mastodon is an influence but I've had many of my friends bitch about how they don't sound like them at all and follow with "they suck." Which if I was in such a band, I would be a little pissed. They have been pulling the same crap with Baroness since the beginning but I gotta tell you they more remind me of a metal version of Fugazi than anything related to Mastodon.

Also with all the attention put on finding another Mastodon, it's hurting other bands on the label. Case in Jucifer's Throned in Blood, I have yet to find a local record store (in Austin!) that carries it in stock. The last time I had it looked up it was on back order and not from the distributor but from Relapse (yes I realize that Jucifer has their own imprint but Relapse is still the one that releases it). Really Relapse? Are we printing 5 copies at time because it won't sell as much cause you can't put Mastodon somewhere on the little stupid cardboard spine? Well you could, you could say "Before there was Mastodon, there was Jucifer." I like Mastodon (for the most part - Crack The Skye was ok, but didn't really ROCK!, more like Rock: Technically Speaking) and I've been longtime fan of Relapse since the Dead World days, but giving bands that are just starting out like Black Tusk such a unfair comparison can be detrimental to their future development, IMHO.
HASH(0x9da01c00) out of 5 stars Swampy Sounds 28 Aug. 2012
By Yoruk Kurtaran - Published on Amazon.com
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Mastodon like from the times of Remission LP. Heavy riffing, mid tempo songs, dirty production. This is for the likes of Baroness, Mastodon, Rwake, etc. It is GOOD!
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