Album Review: SMUT LP by Meat Mist

Meat Mist | SMUT LP
Released June 2012
XO Press

Meat Mist is an aggressive, volatile surge of noise from Kansas City, MO. This power trio's torrential burst of sound maintains the dark and mangy underbelly of the Midwest. Their abrasive, noisy hardcore rolls like a spun art design made from the blood of William Bennett, Greg Ginn and the hydraulic fluid of a railway gun.

Their LP from 2012, SMUT, acts out, in great detail, a direct pelvic gyration of the band’s abilities. The cover is minimal and foreboding, bearing resemblance to Industrial Records artwork in a monotone palette. The opening track spends no hesitation pushing into a zone of hazing feedback alongside shouting and mocking. The song doesn't give room to breathe, rolling straight into the next cut, absent of silence.

The stop & go ruthlessness of each track breaks and screeches like iron against iron, trading disgruntled punk with splintered noise drone, minor chords bouncing around the room of sound. The tracks never break past the 3 minute mark, nor do they hit micro-song territory, finding a middle ground to pan out their super-cell of tectonic buzz. The aggression peaks and tears into you with the full force of a horde; mangy and sarcastic derelicts mugging child-molesting priests.

SMUT was released on XO PRESS - forerunner of all things engaging in Kansas City at the current time. Peel your eyelids off and gaze over their releases if you haven’t yet. You can additionally download SMUT off of Meat Mist's bandcamp alongside their previous releases; all of which will satisfy any craving that might rise after a listen to this LP.

Review by Josh Jenkins