Red Fang - Red Fang / Default
The defining moment of Red Fang's self-titled debut album comes a little more than a minute into first song "Prehistoric Dog," when frontman Bryan Giles bellows "time to kiss your ass goodbye!" If it's not already painfully obvious by that line, Portland's Red Fang are about kicking ass, plain and simple. The group deals in heavy, low-end sludge, rollicking with all the vintage fuzz of Black Sabbath and burly thunder of fellow Pacific Northwesterners The Melvins. And yet there's an accessible, even catchy element to their mighty tunes similar to the Thunder-pop style of Torche. Suffice it to say that Red Fang provide a musical experience that rocks, plain and simple.