"Batpiss are a heavy alt-rock power trio from the suburbs of Melbourne
heavy on the gloom-n-doom, but instead of opting for the traditonally
swampy Scientists/Birthday Party approach they sound much more like the
early Nineties post-hardcore of a band like Brutal Juice, perhaps
'Wretch'-era Kyuss, the least sludgy of Melvins output or the least
weird AmRep bands. Some of it is actually a pretty tight riff on
stoner-metal (or action rock, you decide) that isn't indebted to
plodding Sabbath nodding but the more aerodynamic styles of the Desert
Rock bands (although they snooze out some repeat-o-riffs too). Some
moments seem like the more Sub Pop friendly Pissed Jeans material. The
vocals are an odd fit on many tunes, just a really monochromatic yell.
This guy would sound good in the midst of a more traditional hardcore
band, but sometimes the alt-metal attack here needs something with more
personality. An Interscope Records logo really wouldn't seem out of
place on this LP. "Couldn't Get Out" works out just right because it's
basically a hardcore velocity tune. "Drag Your Body" is pretty powerful
churn-n-burn and the swampiest cut, "Come Here and Fuck Off" works fine
attitudically and musically. Some of the best moments are when they
approach the metal-punk sort of style Wiccans do extremely well, but
Batpiss just do it with less character (and again, it's all in the vox).
A song like "Human" makes me think of how much better this tune could
be with some different parts - the Flag-influenced Ginn moves are
stretched and sludged nicely but have nothing to play against. It's an
agressive album that's just lacking in the personality dept. All balls,
which may be enough for some of you. Really nice artwork though..." - TERMBO (RK)
"Debut album of Melbourne Batpiss. It’s raw, it’s angry and it’s
coming straight out of Collingwood! Only formed last year, Batpiss is a 3
headed loud beast that has spent its days suckling on punk, sludge,
stoner, hardcore and doom radio waves, becoming stronger and stronger.
day one it has been a non-stop gig orgy across Australia and New
Zealand, supporting bands such as OFF!, The Bronx, Guitar Wolf, The
Meanies, Regurgitator, Zoobombs, Blood Duster, Bits of Shit and Grong!
Recorded upstairs at The Tote Hotel by Tom Lyngcoln (The
Nation blue, Harmony) and mastered by Mickey Young (Eddy Current
suppression Ring, Total Control), Batpiss’ debut album will definitely
be one of the album you will hear a lot about in 2013…" - ENIASN Records
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 22 June, 2013.