Label: Small Stone Records Co.
Alexander von Wieding is just one guy in Hamburg: an artist of metal album covers by day. But he sure swings like a power trio here -- theoretically, like old-school ZZ Top, from grumbling vocals to butt-blues chug. Killdozer and Feedtime too, but heavier, not to mention waist-deep in a festering bog he can't shut up about: "Seven Slugs o' Mud," "The Mudhole Stomp," "Undead Waters," "Within Temples of Mold." He's also sure our homes will be invaded by amphibians and reptiles soon. And when he doubles the percussion (with tambourine, sounds like), his gutbucket groove dances even harder.