throw down the gauntlet with second full length release.
BUTTERCUP!!! is a brick to the face experience.
In thirteen tracks, it manages to lure you in with a tasteful sprinkle of pure carny magic (“The Bottom”), kick you in the fucking teeth (either “Revolution” or “Noose”), promote love and unity (“Brothers”), and cover a 90’s hit with unholy darkness (Harvey Danger’s “Flagpole Sitta”).
Musically: Dirty, Heavy, Super-Tight.
Guitarwork approaches Downing/Tipton level interaction, drums and bass are practically welded together, vocal fireworks abound.
Thematically: Dark, Moody, Focused.
Mood and tone are obviously important to The D.O.O.D., because BUTTERCUP!!! delivers (from start to finish) the feeling of road tripping (with carnies), in a ’67 Stingray… with demon-hide seats. On fire.
BUTTERCUP!!! is death opera, and the world needs more death opera…