Slasher Risk start off like a Magik Markers jam, there?s controlled feedback, odd sometimes clashing noodlings, and the sound of drum sticks knocking. For a few minutes it almost seems as if this calm pre-madness ritual is all that?s going to come of it all. Things start to build though as a pow-wow of circular guitar begins to build and twist. Feedback squeals and scratches behind the pickings of the guitar and creates a familiar sort of pretty/ugly blanket of sound that I am most certainly a sucker for.
Wordless vocals drone in and out and things while single drum pounds seem to hide between shakes of bells and tambourines. Things slow down and fade out at a perfect pace ? not shutting off the amps and walking away, but not just droning out for half-an-hour either.
The second track almost seems as if it?s not even the same band. It?s still great ? but it?s obviously from a different night, pounding drum and cymbal and freak-out guitar noise make for a beating mess of fuzzy madness it?s hard to believe comes from just two people (let alone the same two that did the last song)
All in all it?s a perfect combination of slow and pretty, and fast and ugly ? in both songs. 8/10 -- Jordan Spencer (31 October, 2007)