“Feels Great”

By Dr. Abner Mality

There are so many bad puns I can indulge in based on the band name. I hereby pledge now to abstain from all such punnery in the interests of public hygiene.

OK, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about Wrong. “Feels Great” is a short, grimy burst of 90’s influenced noise metal with a big influence from early Helmet. That doesn’t bother me at all, because the first three Helmet albums rocked hard. Wrong features members of Torche (what happened to those guys?) and the production reminds me of the raw, dirty feel Torche had on some of their albums. But Wrong is an angrier, uglier beast. Lots of hammering Helmet-style riffs with screaming noisy guitar solos predominate. The songs are short and savage. “Errordome”, “Pustule” and “Upgrade” slam hard with that muddy noise rock style. As the album trundles along, it gets noisier and more experimental. “Zero Cool” climaxes with an excruciating cacophony and album ender and longest song “Anaerobic” devolves into clanging percussion. I did like the more accessible and smooth vocals on “Gape”, a song where the Helmet comparisons go into overdrive.

A nice piece of 90’s gristle to chew on, “Feels Great” just sounds…right. Oops, sorry about that!