Staff pick: Unholy 2 at Double Happiness

By Columbus Alive
From the September 20, 2012 edition

Clutch your temples, plug your ears, clench your fists — whatever’s necessary to cope with a new 7-inch from world-famous noise-rock provocateurs The Unholy Two.

For this latest antagonistic offering, Chris Lutzko’s crew expanded to a three-guitar attack, recruited Bim Thomas (Bassholes, This Moment In Black History, Obnox) to drum and linked with 12XU, a label run by underground music deity/Matador Records co-founder Gerard Cosloy.

The band’s bombast, which seemingly peaked on 2010 LP “Skum of the Earth,” is somehow heightened here. “Cut The Music (I’m The Nightstalker)” and “Razor” offer complementary takes on relentless bile-spewing that would make a fine soundtrack for your next snuff film, Hell House or Art Modell memorial.

The release party Saturday at Double Happiness features visitors Cheap Time and local titans/fellow feedback enthusiasts Cheater Slicks.