Genre : Punk/Metal
Website: ReverbNation + Youtube
Location : Canada
Release title : S/T
Release type : Limited edition CD (out-of-print) and digital release
Release year : 2008
Label : Reversed Records
Buy : Contact ReversedRecords.com
1. Big Daddy
2. Rock Around The World
3. High Time at low tide
5. Redneck metal head
6. Gunned By Noon
9. The More Machine
Total Time : 33:59
Fattooth are another mystery Metal redneck band with a connection to the legacy of Mr. Gene Hoglan. Everyone knows Gene's Hoglan's monumental Metal resume (Strapping Young Lad, Death, Dark Angel), but may or may not know bands like Just Cause, The Almighty Punchdrunk, or Fattooth. Live the drum stool was handled by Celine Derval (aka Lil' Dead) and then a fellow named, uh, Cockstar. Lead vocalist Hucifer transplanted himself from Winnipeg to Montreal, and Fattooth was born...The band being completed by Mihran Boudakian (aka Buddha) on bass, and Angelo Zarra (aka Stevie Ray Gone) on guitar. Produced by Rob Shallcross (Juno award winning engineer, Strapping Young Lad, Zimmer's Hole, Mr. Plow, Gwar, Darkest Hour).
"Big Daddy" tears it up immediately with industrial-strength Punk Rawk, introducing Hucifer's throat-shredding vocals. A twisted guitar solo from Angelo solidifies the proceedings into the realm of madness. "Rock Around The World" is definitely a signature track, ripping you out of your seat with brute force with highly Rockin' intentions. "High Time At Low Tide" introduces something that makes real Rock 'n' Roll for me, and that is some kickass saxophone!
Fattooth then gets into some weird storytelling with "Bacteria" telling the tale of the "mystery meat," how "It all started in the cafeteria/They were breeding a colony /of bacteria." The results are horrifying and hilarious as the "Bacteria" begins its gastro-intestinal invasion. Hucifer screams, "Oh if it's out there/I think I have it/I once that I had Lupus, got bit by a rabbit/Turned out it was rabies and a side-dish of scabies/I never been so afraid/I was itchin' and twitchin'/shoppin' and frothin'/I never been so afraid/Maybe I'm suffering from schizophrenia...". This erupts into entreaties to a Doctor ("HEY DOC!!!") and a satirical reference to "For Whom The Bell Tolls" as the insanity continues.
"Redneck Metalhead" is Fattooth's autobiographical anthem (!!!), while "Gunned By Noon" provides a hip-cracking groove and a harsh faceslap. "Ain't gonna be your slave!" from "Slave", great Punk Rawkin' rollickin' beatdown of a ditty. "Shitzami" : a catastrophic whale of a track with a little double bass Shitzami in the middle.
But the BEST is saved for last. "The More Machine" erupts into an authentic fingerpointing at something that is consuming more than it can digest, then segues down into a creepy section. "The people keep moving in the city/Complacent as cattle/Because they want something pretty/Don't things seem so meaningless/When evolution regressed the masses are oppressed/The people keep screwing in the city/Wrapped up in their lives and their own self-pity/Stop! HEY MAN look what's goin' down/See the bottom of it?/There's bodies all around."
With a similarly doom-tastic lead-in, suddenly we're into : "YAY FOR AMERICA WE'RE NUMBER ONE/WE'VE GOT EVERYTHING/AND YOU'VE GOT NONE (None For You)!!!" Back into the creepy section again and this happy disaster continues. "Get the FUCK out of the way/We don't have enough/We'll mow them over/Increase the death count...YAY FOR AMERICA WE'RE NUMBER ONE/WE'VE GOT EVERYTHING/AND YOU'VE GOT NONE!!!"
Fattooth must be a once-in-a-lifetime band where the band members actually embody their insane lyrics and theatrical antics. There isn't much music that is this patently ridiculous and still utterly convincing. These people really are this crazy!!! If they weren't, they wouldn't have been able to force out the true monstrosity that is the Fattooth LP. So praise the Gods of Rock 'n' Roll for that. Time will only tell if the Fattest Of Tooths spits out a new one some day and returns to the stage. You never know, this could be a sign! We only hope the Fattooth prophecy comes true.
- Vile Ent