Sunday, July 31, 2016

16 Lifespan of a Moth

Lifespan of a Moth
Relapse Records
Released: July 15, 2016

Put another way...
This is heavy, tight, sludge-metal brutality.

Great songwriting. I mean, -(16)- perfectly switches things up between songs and especially within the songs. Not many can do what they do.

How they write these songs is demonstrative of their prowess.

One of the most powerful records I've heard in a long time.

Take the heaviest pieces of Buzzoven, Eyehategod, Melvins and Pentagram and you will have an idea of what 16 are about. But not quite, because this is 16 and they don't sound exactly like any of those bands. Hell there is even some St. Vitus in there, but completely altered. But I know something started there and they evolved from it... 

Check out the video for "Peaches, Cream and the Placenta":

If I could, I would watch these guys perform their set all day. If they would have shot the entire album with the same camera work from "Peaches...", I'd watch it. Study it.

And it doesn't stop. It becomes quite punishing. Listening to the entirety of "Lifespan of a Moth" will take you on a very heavy, frightening, powerful trip.

-(16)- is:
Cris Jerue – vocals
Bobby Ferry – guitar, vocals
Barney Firks – bass
Dion Thurman – drums

I don't do drugs, but I'm 100% sure you stoners will love "Lifespan of a Moth", the seventh album by -(16)-. Us non-stoners love it too.

Gotta play this LOUD. Put the headphones on and turn the lights out if you dare.

Frank FOE


  1. 30+ years on and you are still exposing me to some of the most amazing stuff!

  2. Glad to help out! Next time you go see Ghost, take me and we will call it even!