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ASG & Black Tusk – Low Country

“Low Country” sees Amplification of Self-Gratification – or ASG as they are better known - return once again with yet another stonerrific release. This time around they teamed up with Savannah, Georgia’s sludge metallers Black Tusk for a split release that features four new ASG cuts and three by Black Tusk, for whom “Low Country” is the last in a triptych of split releases. The other two were with Fight Amp (Brutal Panda Records) and Holy Mountain (No Idea). All three of the releases come with beautiful artwork by Baroness’ John Baizley.

The album was recorded live in the studio by Philip Cope (Kylesa) to catch both bands’ natural rawness and I think they succeeded in doing just that. Both ASG and Black Tusk sound even more feisty than on their past releases and the two of them make for a great match with a somewhat similar sound.

Time to fire up that blunt, kick back and groove along to the not so soothing tunes on “Low Country”!
Score: 7.5 out of 10

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