Friday, February 24, 2017

CD Review: Crystal Fairy Gathers Some Of Alternative Rock's Elite Artists For New Supergroup

Members of The Melvins, At The Drive-In and Le Butcherettes are ready to unleash their new band upon the world. Crystal Fairy just released their self-titled debut album on February 24th through Ipecac Recordings. The new 11-song release features the backdrop of King Buzzo (Buzz Osborne) and Dale Crover from The Melvins and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez  from At The Drive-In. The combination of this trio gives the music a jolt of grunge, alternative and punk, which allows lead singer Teri Gender Bender to deliver a raw, stellar high-powered performance.
 
The album begins with the quick, punk-like pace of "Chiseler" as Bender's vocals soar over the screeching guitars and thunderous drumming. Crystal Fairy bring on the rage of "Necklace Of Divorce" as Teri's voice takes over the song with raw emotion before heading into the big wall of sound from "Moth Tongue." The band digs-in for the bass-heavy rhythm of "Secret Agent Rat" as the song is sung in Spanish. The album wraps up with the chugging, aggressive power of "Bent Teeth" and the hard rock attack of "Vampire X-Mas" as the band flex their grunge muscle paving the way for Teri's wildly exciting vocals. To find out more about Crystal Fairy and their new self-titled debut album, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/crystalfairyband.

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