CHT- Common Human Traits [Burnt Ramen]
thewindow 4/8/2014 A Library
CHT are an East Bay group the takes the chugging riffs, crunchy guitar tone, deranged screeching and amphetamine syncopated drumming of Crust Punk; these sounds are then molded into the grooves of early nineties Bay Area Funk Metal. When it works it feels fresh, radical and exciting in a way that makes me want to drink old school 4 LOKOs, tag shit and urinate in public places. If Lucifer was a secret character on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, then this would totally be the background music. When it doesn’t work it sounds like shitty Nu-metal. The first and last songs are contrived weirdness and a waste of time.