Rocketblast Bath - "The Deviance Of Krime EP"
(Misanthrope Records 2002, MSNTHP-202)

From Aural Innovations #19 (April 2002)

This EP is the work of 3 individuals who live out in the desert not far from the Kyuss, Unida, Across the Rover folks but have nothing to do with that genre of music. These 4 songs are sort of a strange mix of copy songs mixed with the bands own lyrics and strange ideas. The first song, "Exhaust", sounds just like an outtake from the Swedish band Cat Rapes Dog but more lo fi. "Liquor Store Food" is next and use the sample of Disco Inferno for most of the song as the band layer on a few things but it does not really make it that interesting. I am not really sure what they are trying to achieve as they tell their Liquor store food story over a horrible disco song? "White Ranger" is extremely DEVO inspired and reminds me of Jocko Homo or something. I know they are trying to do some Space rock type thing mixed with electronic music but to my ears it does not come off very successfully. The EP ends with "Alpha Omega", which has a sample from the Planet of the Apes and is sort of a dance number but a little too strange. Lets see how this band evolves.

For more information you can email Rocketblast Bath at:
Contact via snail mail c/o Misanthrope Records; 120 Albert Place #8; Costa Mesa, CA 92627.

Reviewed by Scott Heller

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