Friday, July 28, 2017

AX - Metal Forest

AX was a mid-90s project of  Anthony DiFranco, famous for playing in Ramleh, as well as Skullflower, and this cd compiles tracks from the three releases he made on Freek Records. Tracks 3, 4, 5, 2, 8 and 9 constituted (in this order) the Nova Feedback lp of 1993, tracks 6 and 7 appeared on the AX II 1995 12", and track 1 is the only one derived from the Astronomy 1997 cd. Given that at that time DiFranco also played in Skullflower, the noise is here is not too far removed from that, especially in the riff-oriented last track, however it is much more dense and violent. 2012 cd on Cold Spring.