It Is Heavy. Heavy. And Did I Mention Heavy?
Twitch | Atlanta, GA | 03/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fudge Tunnel's enigmatic mix of sludge, doom, and strait up heavy metal has captivated listeners since their forming in Nottingham, England. With their final full length release 'The Complicated Futility of Ignorance' they show have much they have grown as a band. Their heavy, "fuzzed out" riffs have become louder and louder as the band progressed and at their peak can break down small buildings in played loud enough. As I have said before, Fudge Tunnel has taken their sound to a whole new level. Unlike their previous albums - though all extremely great records - `The Complicated Futility of Ignorance's' production is above par; leaving distortion on when intended. Another great thing about this album is its Paul De Amore (ex-Tool) like bass lines; it appears that the bassist picked up some great ideas. The guitars are as great as always, no real change there. The drumming is absolutely fantastic, it shows its diversity by playing well on all the tracks. Vocally the album is great. The vocals are hard to describe - something like a Ministry type yell. The diversity on this album is very apparent with doom style tracks like "Find Your Fortune" and "Six Eight" (think about modern Neurosis or Khanate) to faster, heavier metal tracks like "Suffering Makes Great Stories" and "Random Acts of Cruelty" (done in Fudge Tunnel's own style of heavy metal). The best track on the album is "Excuse". The lyrics, the music, the vocals, the chorus ("I don't need an excuse to hurt myself..."), everything is just perfect. Their cover of "Pope Calvin III" (track 12) kicks in after five minutes of silence and just slays. Still, songs all bands need a song like "Suffering Makes Great Stories" with its perfect pitch of heaviness, and great riffs. Like the Melvins, Fudge Tunnel is a band that will never of out of style. Their last album is a serious MUST OWN to heavy metal lovers everywhere. Head bang until your g oddam ned neck snaps."
Try and top this
Twitch | 04/06/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Complicated Futility Of Ignorance just goes to show you how far these guy's have grown as musicians. The drums are stomping and violent with alot more depth and a more open sound. The guitar is thick and distorted with riffs that leave you wanting more.The bass is fat and ripped a hole in my new speaker. This is Fudge Tunnel's Last full length album and one of there best. If you like Fudge Tunnel you will love this one."