BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH - s/t LP
With a long-held reputation for some of the heaviest music from the the Pacific Northwest, Seattle’s legendary Tad Doyle (formerly of Tad, Hog Molly) delivers his strongest songwriting and playing to date with his newest band Brothers of the Sonic Cloth. This powerful trio of musicians—Tad on guitar / vocals, veteran bass player Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (the Annunaki)—present their long-awaited debut album on Neurosis’s own Neurot Recordings. Brothers of the Sonic Cloth bring together the collective and extensive musical histories and experience of the three members in the worlds of punk, hard rock and metal.
Recorded at Robert Lang Studios and Doyle’s own Witch Ape Studios in Seattle and mixed by Billy Anderson, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth’s self-titled full-length consists of five immense songs, with two bonus tracks on the CD. The record opens with “Lava,” an ominous eruption of riffs forged from deep within the Earth, and continues on this path throughout; a mammoth, relentless spirit on a timeless journey. This album is as much a persistent, thudding body-punch of sonic destructive force as it is a thoughtful statement of awareness of the inescapable raw condition of life.