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Earth Suck

by Oozing Wound

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I've lost the will to live an honest life Beggar hands clasped beneath the candle light Cleanse myself, anoint me with the tainted blood Another crystal clencher's guilt—guilty on the charge Well who are you motherfucker? Just another forfeiture to offer Making the noise, Breaking the man Pushing fluids through the eye of a needle Sustain the nutrients, prolong the fever Well who are you motherfucker? Just another word for me to alter Die, you can do it Well, won't you give it a try There's nothing to it, well If you don't you'll still die
I built it, I own it, I found it – it's mine I made it, born to it, I own the rights But I'm no charity Bury me with my money
Eins, Zwei, Drei – Gemini Crawl Take your pick, take your time Crawl Vanished twin, chimeric hive Crawl Blastocyst pesticide Crawl God gave you envy for a reason, you know Kill your neighbor and take what you want for yourself It's guilt or go God gave you envy for a reason, you know Kill your neighbor or kill yourself
Like a nerve wracking in the night, I'm exposed I'm dissected under medical light Kowtowed like a child, I'm a mind unsatisfied Regurgitating bullshit that I don't know On the clock, oh—Not the job, oh no I could find myself playing the part of the joke Pretend I'm as deep as I want to go But it screams, I'm a throat—I'm choked Regurgitating bullshit that I don't know On the clock Can't feed myself on a diet so thin, I'm a stray I'm a thief in the palace of waifs But it screams, I'm a throat—I'm choked Regurgitating bullshit that I don't know On the clock, not the job I can't wake up—without my hippie speedball
On the ocean like a common Christ So old, sold out given a price Unjust. The next one An empty puppet a genetic thing But I'm, no off of somebody's spring—I'm Just. So make an offer like an honest boy Pay up, and anon you shall be known—As mine When the walls fell The walls fell, I saw no light
You've been choking, on and on til you burst A chain unbroken, cough up says nurse You've been stolen, on and on til you're worse At night unbroken, cough up says nurse I'm, I'm stuck, unstuck Why can't it get it up? I'm a baby carry me I'm a baby won't you carry me? I'm a baby carry me
Earth suck, Earth break, Earth dies in a million different ways Well, who bows and who takes? Sell me on the prophets to be made I bow, I take, I sell life a million different wastes You pout and you hate Sell me on the profits that you saved Fall in line—Sell in sail on Falling line—No sign no life No fault line—Alright all right Big man, big eyes, big talk, big words Big thoughts that lie and don't mind That's it, that's right, let's do your worst


Modernity is a bummer, and humanity’s drive towards its own destruction is at a fever pitch. Oozing Wound finds humor in our ridiculous habits and, by magnifying our most destructive behavior to its extreme end, allows us to laugh at the idiocy and the horror of it all. This mindset is at the center of their second full-length Earth Suck, a collection of destructive thrash that is seemingly teetering at the edge of control and collapse. Zack Weil’s guitar is reckless, his palm-muted chugs coming at breakneck speed and pinch harmonics squealing like sonic bolts of electricity. Kyle Reynolds’ drumming is unrelenting, wild and unrestrained but executed with a level of jaw dropping precision. Kevin Cribbin’s manic, mammoth bass delivers wallop after wallop of fuzzed out low-end. Oozing Wound’s energetic and expansive variation on thrash thrives on antagonistic repetition and addictive riffage, avoiding pretense like a plague. Earth Suck is the explosive follow-up to their breakout debut Retrash, which earned the band praise from the New York Times, Pitchfork, Decibel, and more.

Oozing Wound revels in the absurdity of horrifying realities, playing up fear and desperation to reveal the underlying humor. On Earth Suck they offer increasingly extreme portraits of moral and societal decay seen through the eyes of those doing the perpetrating. On “Genuine Creeper” Weil embodies a fetus eating its twin: “Kill your neighbor or kill yourself – I creep tonight.” On “Hippie Speedball” he becomes an addict who can’t go to work without getting high: “I can’t wake up without my hippie speedball.”

Their taboo defying humor is prevalent throughout the scene that birthed them. Over their few years in existence they have played with Black Pus, Rectal Hygenics, Climax Denial, Male Bondage, Shaved Women, Supersonic Piss, Sea of Shit, Forced Into Femininity, and more, along with other notable bands like High On Fire, The Body, Ash Borer, Wolf Eyes, and Nazoranai. Despite their dedication to the DIY scene that birthed them, Oozing Wound has already gained the attention of Adult Swim, who selected them as part of their exclusive Singles series, which also features Sleep, Mastodon, Deafheaven, and Diarrhea Planet.

Earth Suck was recorded in the relatively extended time period of three days in Chicago with long-time engineer Matt Russell, and features viola by Whitney Johnson (of Verma), as well as singing bowl manned by Reynolds, elements never heard on an Oozing Wound record. Live, the simplicity of Oozing Wound’s no-frills ethos is extremely potent, and their energy is electric. Cribbin’s head seems to detach from his body, Reynolds arms flail, and Weil’s guitar and vocal wails drive the crowd to a frenzy. It is a blast. The band will tour the Midwest and East Coast this fall. In the meantime they continue to play packed, sweaty basements in Chicago and, when they choose to go come up for air, sell out indie mainstays like the Empty Bottle.


released October 21, 2014


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