Ugly are stoked to drop their latest record, Betrayal, out October 11 via To Live A Lie Records. You heard it here first!

Generally, people are attacked to very specific things, shiny things, objects of a familiar shape, items that generally give you the comfort that the world is a neat and proper place. Items that fit perfectly in places they weren’t designed for are super satisfying. Other people find themselves attracted to the odd and mundane; they find odd shapes to match the chaos of the world.

Arizona’s Ugly isn’t a block that doesn’t fit in the peg hole; they’re more like the object that lies in many places, or a vector, or a four-dimensional image. The band plays a heavy, detuned sludge metal sticky with riffs and seething with angry noise slithering in the undertones. Think of the first time you heard Skinny Puppy and how hard it was to break apart the elements that were stitched together.

“The band breaks for periods to give a good, repetitive riff only to break back into noisy uproar again. They summon my favorite elements of Bastard Noise, Cattlepress, and Sissy Spacek and weaves them into a death cloak of pandemonium. The record features the vocalist from Landmine Marathon and Transient.

Preorder the album here. 


Addison is reviews and online news editor for New Noise. She specializes in metal, queer issues, and dog cuddles.

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