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The Gersch Reviewed

| July 26, 2006

The Gersch
The Gersch

Mainly a footnote now Cliff Meyer has found success as Red Sparowes and ISIS, this collection of recordings as The Gersch sorts through his past.

More than a drop-tuned regurgitation of sludgy Sabbath riffs — barely — The Gersch‘s function is to show Meyer’s foundations, or how he tries to quake them apart. “Listwish” crosses paths with T. Rex’s “Buick Mukane” with frequency, the brutal “Face” pushes into extreme metal territory, and its sequel, the aptly titled “Face Pt. 2,” marries hardcore barking over a slow groove. Fear not, stoners: There’s still plenty of beefy riffage broken up by a sinewy solo on “Bloodbottom” and a runaway line cover of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s Kent State protest, “Ohio.”


— Steve Forstneger

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