Stephen Brodsky used to lead the Boston band Cave In, a group that would play the tough-guy hardcore-matinee circuit while pulling bugged-out stoner moves like playing their guitars with toy ray guns or covering Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed And Confused.” That band injected a heady dose of psychedelia into a scene that badly needed it. These days, Brodsky fronts the thundering power trio Mutoid Man. The band features fellow hardcore lifers from bands like Converge and All Pigs Must Die, but they play a more straight-ahead, badass form of riff-metal. On Friday, Mutoid Man will release their towering sophomore album War Moans, an utterly monstrous slab of overdriven fuzz-rock. We’ve posted the early tracks “Melt Your Mind,” “Kiss Of Death,” and the Chelsea Wolfe collab “Bandages.” And right now, you can stream the entire album at Noisey.
War Moans is out 6/2 on Sargent House.