Front man/guitarist Mike Shaw’s primal scream is particularly fearsome. His raw, brittle vocals seem perpetually on the verge of combustion during the nearly 36-minute album, and are all the better for it. Evan Schlomann’s melodic bass lines give the songs that manic punk momentum, while drummer Anne Terror supplies the big and battering beats. The X-factor in the band’s sound, counterpoint to the high-decibel assault, is the electronic synthesized lines that envelop the grinding core of the sound. The eerie whine and alien bleeps are seamlessly and effectively deployed on songs about asteroids and extra terrestrials wielding proton beams. If you dig the misanthropic sounds of Skinny Puppy, Lost Sounds, or the Misfits, give Future Wounds a spin. You won’t be disappointed. www.myspace.com/casketarchitects.
- "Future Wounds" by Casket Architects.