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spickle right to remain silent

SPICKLE Right To Remain Silent CD

track listing
1. Intro/Cottonmouth
2.Spastic Orion ::MP3::
3. It's A Nice Day To Die
4. Valve Cover
5. Backbreak
6. Bread Puddin
7. Psych
8. 2-3=-Fun
9. Spore Addict
10. C'mon
11. Cadence
12. Gherkin

This superb slab of epic instrumental metallic indie crunch is a collection of complex, insanely melodic/anthemic heaviness. These New Orleans natives have created an incredible mixture of sludgy Southern swagger, soaring post-rock, and technical math-isms that have to be heard to be believed, all in succinct 2-4 minute bursts of musical perfection. Right To Remain Silent is the Southern-fried missing link between Don Cabellero, The Fucking Champs, and the Isis/Pelican/Keelhaul school of complex post-metal.

"This CD starts in a really killer way with a fast riff / intro before getting into a clean guitar and a heavier mid paced riff (Cottonmouth). The songs here are fast and rhythmic with a certain hardcore attitude with one guitar doing melodies while the rest of the band creates the fast, almost punk riffs in tracks like "Spastic Orion", or more complex in tracks like Valve Cover" and "Back Break". The strange thing here is that this guys music is completely instrumental. And once they got your attention they never let it go through the twelve tracks that are recorded here. There is plenty of clean guitars (killer guitar parts with complexity in some of the riffs) and a lot of bass work (interesting melodies) that combined with the most furious parts give Spickle a sound that belongs to them and makes them unique."

COSMIC LAVA webzine:
"The city of New Orleans is still a good ground for exciting and unique bands. This time it's SPICKLE. After the self-titled EP, they've banned twelve tracks on the new album, released in 2002. SPICKLE's instrumental music sends the listener to a lot of varied moods and feelings. The musicians are playing amazingly tight in everything they do,from the softer jazzy parts to the whirlwind-like explosive moment. Different dynamics are playing a big role in the music. But let me pick out a few single songs, to show the immense variety of this fascinating album."Spastic Orion" or "2 - 3 = -Fun" are more direct Rock tune with Hardcore undertones and not only this time, Karma To Burn are coming to my mind. But as in "Valve Cover", that starts like a 6t's psych tune with a somehow beautiful strange atmosphere and turns into a heavy riff-driven explosion, KTB-like, but from the whole song-structure it's very different to them. Even in the quieter moments of SPICKLE, there's still a lot of energy under the peaceful surface. A song as "Bread Puddin" is a clever mixture between 7t's Jazzrock and complex heaviness, while "Backbreak" or "It's a nice Day to Die" is more Blues-influenced. What makes SPICKLE so amazing for me, is their impressive and creative way of combining very different musical elements to one refreshing and energetic unit. There's Jazz, Heavy Rock, Hardcore and more, so be open-minded for the SPICKLE experience."