BEST T-SHIRT AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF YOUR MUSIC: BLACK TUSK | Best of SXSW

24Mar10

You know that skull being pierced by two swords? Yeah, that’s Black Tusk, the Savannah, GA, trio that comes at you with three vocalists, an army of tattoos, and a scream-heavy fusillade of bottom-heavy riffage that set the entire crowd at Encore in motion. They call it “swamp metal,” but that’s almost misleading — the way guitarist Andrew Fidler and bassist Jonathan Athon fold their notes into the precise pounding of drummer James May is anything but murky. An underground Mastodon? — KB

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