Loose Sutures – A Gash With Sharp Teeth And Other Tales (Album Review)


Heavy on the Fuzz and the 70’s mighty doom riffing, combine that with a couple of shots of healthy upstart punk attitude you have the debut album of Italy’s Loose Sutures.

The sound is big and organic. As fat as the doobie they’ve just rolled, this is the perfect good times kick back album, sink into your chair and let the reverb of the trippy ‘’White Vulture’’ wash over you, and then hit you with a great big riff that is sure to get the head moving in appreciation.

Death Valley has the sort of riff that was conjured in a bong-filled room with good times and a few beers were thrown in for good measure. Whilst its inevitable sequel Death Valley II is a more mellow introspective journey that is groove-laden as part 1 but contains longer spontaneous jam sections.

“Stupid Boy’” brings the attitude and is steeped in the Americana 2/4 country-styled stomp inflected with punk sensibilities.

A Gash With Sharp Teeth And Other Tales is Sabbath, Stooges-inspired stoner doom, that relies on a healthy sense of humor and isn’t afraid to reference where it came from. ‘’Sunny Cola” is that 70’s song that wouldn’t be lost in a Tarantino film until it gets really heavy with a big emphasis on the distorted fuzz they have perfected. Mephisto Rising is probably the heaviest track on the album, with a huge riff and stomping drums with a classic reverb-drenched solo.

A Gash With Sharp Teeth And Other Tales is not only a musically accomplished album. It is also a lot of fun, to be enjoyed on a hot summer’s day with a few cold ones and mates.

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Release Year: 2021
Label: Electric Valley Records
Category: Album
Country: Italy

Reviewed by Sparky